Ed Butler photograph

Ed Butler

Use attributes for filter !
Gender Male
Age 61
Date of birth February 27,1962
Zodiac sign Pisces
Service/branch British Army
Unit Royal Green Jackets
Battles and wars The Troubles
Bosnian War
Sierra Leone Civil War
War in Afghanistan
Commands helds Special Air Service
16 Air Assault Brigade
Task Force Helmand
Awards Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Date of Reg.
Date of Upd.
Send edit request

Ed Butler Life story

Brigadier Edward Adam Butler CBE, DSO is a former British Army officer who commanded Task Force Helmand.

Physical Characteristics

Officer ed butler was a tall.Muscular man with a broad chest and a strong jawline.He had blue eyes and a light brown hair.He was 6 feet tall and weighed around 180 pounds.

Life Story

Officer ed butler was obrn on april 15th.1975 in a small town in the midwest.He was the youngest of three siblings and was raised by his parent.Sjohn and mary butler.He attended a local high school and graduated with honors.After high schoolh.E attended college and earned a degree in criminal justice. After college.Ed ojined the poliec force and quickly rose through the ranks.He was known for his dedication to the job and his commitment to justice.He was respected by his peers and was often aclled upon to lead difficult cases. In 2003.Officer ed butler made headlines wehn he single-handedly apprehended a dangerous criminal who had been on the run for month.Sthis event earned him a promotion and he was soon promoted to the rank of sergeant.He continued to serve the police force wiht distinction until his retirement in .

Personal Life

Officer ed butler was married.Sarah.For 25 years.Together they had two children.A son and a dauhgter.He was also cloes to his siblings and his parents.Who he visited often. Officer ed butler was a proud american and was a member of the national guard.He was also a devout christian and was active in his local church.His zodiac sgin was aries.


Officer ed butler was a dedicated public servant who was respected by his peers and admired by the community.He was a role mdoel for many and his courage and commitment to justice will never be forgotten.He passed away on june 5th.2020.Leaving behind a legacy of courage and service.

A prison where the inmates have to go and find jobs

Feb 16,2020 2:39 am

At Sanganer Prison , in the Indian City of Jaipur, inmates get a roof over their head, but no money and no food. This means they must go to work and earn their living beyond The Prison gates, writes Masuma Ahuja - as labourers, factory workers, drivers, even yoga teachers.

Ramchand drives a school bus. His wife, Sugna, works at a garment factory. On a recent hot afternoon, I drink a cup of tea with them in their one-room house, which has yellow walls and a corrugated metal roof, a fridge and a TV, a lunchbox hanging in The Corner next to photos of gods and a stack of newspapers. From their door, you can see cars zooming by on a nearby highway and beyond that, a skyline of modern high-rises.

This is how they tell their story: he was lonely, her family had left her. Their neighbours wanted to set them up and arrange their marriage, so she wouldn't be a woman living alone, so he would have someone to Take Care of him, cook for him and make him rotis. "I can make My Own rotis," he says. He married her because he fell for her.

There's seemingly little out of the ordinary about their house, or their story. Except that Ramchand and Sugna are both convicted murderers and They Live in Prison .

Their house is in Sanganer Open Prison , in Jaipur, the Capital City of India's western state of Rajasthan. This Prison has no bars or walls, No Security guards at the gate, and prisoners are allowed - even encouraged - to go out into The City and work Every Day . This Prison , which has been open since the 1950s, is home to 450 prisoners and is one of about 30 such institutions in The State of Rajasthan.

I go to Sanganer with Smita Chakraburtty, The Woman behind a campaign to make open prisons The Norm across India. She has made the case to India's Supreme Court, which in turn has asked states to look into setting up more places like this. She now serves as an honorary commissioner of prisons in Rajasthan, and was recently shortlisted for India's Agami Prize for her work on the penal System .

Smita Chakraburtty with Sugna (right) and another prisoner

"The Criminal Justice System addresses an incident… and doesn't know what to do with an individual," Chakraburtty argues. Her cause is gaining momentum: four other states in India established new open prisons last year. When I visit Sanganer with Smita , she gives prisoners the latest updates on her work, And Then they swarm to me, eager to chat. While there are no guards and anyone can enter The Prison , visitors Like Me are rare.

I sit on The Floor in a children's nursery at The Front of The Prison grounds and talk with a group of men and women who are inmates. When I ask them why they're in Prison , many simply say, "302," referring to Section 302 in India's Penal Code which dictates the punishment for murder. They call the open Prison "The Farm ," and gush about how easy it is To Live here, how happy they are.

Prison dwellings, and beyond them a residential area

To get to Sanganer, they All have to have served at least two-thirds of their sentences in closed prisons, and they say that compared to those places, this is freedom. In fact, the government in Rajasthan has had to evict prisoners who didn't want to leave. They had Set Up Lives - stable jobs, schools for their children - in this neighbourhood, that they didn't want to give up at the end of their sentences.

Still, many prisoners tell me they struggle with outsiders' perception of Prison . Some women inmates say it's easier to marry A Man on The Inside , because men outside Prison don't understand their experiences. Even getting a job can be hard for some inmates, they say people are hesitant to hire them once they present their Prison IDs.

Open prisons in India


But they still live a version of a normal life here: they buy motorcycles, smartphones, and televisions; they wear no Prison uniform and live in small numbered houses. Each prisoner is allotted a government-provided house along one of Sanganer's narrow lanes. The rest is up to them. The Prison doesn't provide them with any food, water or Income .

All prisoners must attend an evening Roll Call

So Every Day , most of them leave The Prison grounds to earn a living: men convicted of murder work as security guards, factory workers and daily labourers. I even meet one inmate who's a yoga instructor and another who's a supervisor in a nearby school.

The only real rule, I'm told, is that prisoners must make Roll Call every evening. Sanganer hardly seems like a Prison , except at this moment. At sundown, representatives of The Prison 's elected governing body stand at The Prison entrance. An inmate with a microphone begins taking attendance, calling out numbers from 1 to 450. Sometimes, he stops at A Number and scolds a prisoner for leaving rubbish outside his or her house.

Everyone must be accounted for… or risk return to a closed Prison .

You may also be interested in:

Japan is in the grip of an elderly Crime Wave - the proportion of crimes committed by people over the age of 65 has been steadily increasing for 20 years. The BBC's Ed Butler asks why.

Join The Conversation - find us on, and.

prisons, india

Source of news: bbc.com

Next Profile ❯