Our Legal Heritage: Johnny Ramensky
John Forsyth writes…
I was interested by the your recent piece on Peterhead Prison and its mention of the legendary safe-cracker Johnny Ramensky who, among other things, was the last man to be shackled in a Scottish prison.
A number of years ago I produced a series of short programmes for Radio 5 Live entitled Crime and Punishment.
‘Gentle’ Johnny Ramensky was the subject of one programme which included an interview with his last defence solicitor, the late Joe Beltrami. I thought that your readers may be interested and the programme can be heard here.