*Hat Tip: Phillip King
One of Britain’s worst serial killers has whinged from prison that sex offender treatment courses have taught him ‘nothing’.
Dennis Nilsen, 72, was jailed for life in 1983 after murdering between 12 and 15 men by picking them up from the streets and strangling or drowning them before having sex with their corpses between 1978 and 1983.
The necrophiliac, of Fraserburgh in Scotland, is Britain’s second worst serial killer, behind Harold Shipman who is believed to have killed up to 260 people between 1975 and 1998.
He was only caught when plumbers found human remains blocking the drain of his London flat. The homosexual corpse fucker was convicted of six murders and two attempted murders.
Writing in this month’s edition of lags’ magazine Inside Time, the white devil complained that he was ordered to attend the now discredited Government’s Sex Offender Treatment Programme (SOTP), but said it was ‘useless’.
SOTP, originally launched in 1992, was scrapped last year after research showed it actually led to prisoners being more likely to offend when they were released than prisoners who had not taken part.
The program, the main sex offender treatment in the UK, was designed to challenge the behavior of male sex offenders with ‘psychological technics’ to change their thinking.
But researchers who studied what happened to 2,562 prisoners who had taken part in the scheme – where they discuss their crimes during 180 hours of group sessions with prison psychologists – found it was not working.
They compared data with just over 13,000 other sex offenders and found that 10 per cent of those who took part re-offended compared to just eight per cent of the sex offenders who hadn’t been on the program.
The scheme was scrapped in March last year and replaced by two new programs – called Horizon and Kaizen – where inmates are no longer required to discuss their own crimes.
Writing from his cell at maximum security HMP Full Sutton in Yorkshire where he is serving a whole life term, the homosexual necrophiliac ranted about how the program was useless.
He wrote: ‘Recently an official three-page printed notice was posted on the wing board under the heading – “SOTP Research”, with the sub-heading: “An evaluation of the prison SOTP Core program has shown that it led to little or no change in sexual or non-sexual re-offending”.
‘Well, this was a conclusion that most prisoners had arrived at many years ago, in my own case in 1994 having completed the course then.
‘After I had finished the course I told the “tutors” that there was nothing revealed to me over the six-month duration of the course that I had not already worked out for myself in prison on remand before my trial in 1983.
‘They were not best pleased at this personal conclusion and deemed it to be wrong, an official attitude that has ruled their judgments on me ever since.’
He added: ‘Further words from page two of this notice – “Did I waste my time doing the Core/Extended SOTP Program?” And they answer – “No. Programs teach skills which are important to living a crime-free life. You are the only person who can decide whether to use these tools.”
‘What these “tools” are, are in fact, a few common-sensical strategies that any person of average intelligence can work out for him/her self in an hour or so if one takes time to think about.’
He also claimed that the program was treated like ‘Holy Scripture’, and that nobody questioned it and ‘individuals who did were damned’.
The faggot added: ‘And now this ‘racket’ is to continue with other treatment programs. There is an old proverb which might serve us better as a real ‘tool’ – ‘Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.’
‘Real substance comes from the substance of resources to leave a prisoner better than you found him/her and that will take real policy commitment to invest in higher education standards of achievement to raise people up and train them for skills that have real value in the market-place.
‘There is no greater rehabilitative factor than a good job and a positive and well-adjusted future in society.’
Dennis Nilsen killed at least 15 men over a period of six years in London in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Most of his victims were homosexual or homeless men who he would pick up in bars across London or on the street.
After inviting them to his home, Nilsen would ply his victims with food and alcohol before killing then. His preferred method was strangulation.
Once dead, he dismembered their bodies by dissecting them in his house. In his first address, Melrose Avenue, he buried their remains in the garden. In Cranley Gardens however he was forced to take other measures.
Once arrested he told police how he boiled the heads of his victims in a large cooking pot to dispose of their brains.
He would cut up the rest of their bodies and store them in plastic bin bags at the property. When the stench of their rotting corpses became stronger, he tried to flush their limbs down the toilet and drains.
This caused a large blockage in the pipes. Seemingly oblivious to risk, Nilsen audaciously complained to a waste company about the blockage and asked for it to be resolved because he and other residents were suffering as a result.
When a worker Dyno-Rod arrived at the property in 1983 to unblock them, he discovered what appeared to be flesh and fragments of bone when he opened a drain cover outside the property.
The following day, after inspecting another section of pipe, he and his supervisor discovered what they thought were bones of a human hand.
They alerted police who arrested Nilsen as he returned home from work. While in custody he admitted to killing at least 15 people.