Read about what life is really like inside prison.
Hotel K: The Shocking Inside Story of Bali`s Most Notorious Jail by Kathryn Bonella
Welcome to Hotel Kerobokan, or Hotel K, the tongue-in-cheek nickname for Kerobokan Jail, Bali`s most notorious prison. It is a dark, bizarre and truly frightening underworld of sex, drugs, violence and squalor. Hotel K has become home to a procession of the infamous and the tragic, from the Bali Bombers to the Bali Nine.
Prison Diaries: from the concrete coffin by Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson is Britain`s most notorious prisoner, a Category A inmate who has spent over 30 years inside as a result of his violent and unpredictable behaviour. Now you can find out what it is really like inside a maximum security institution as Charlie lifts the lid on his life in HM Wakefield.
Carabanchel by Christoper Chance
This book tells a true story of survival in what was arguably the most sinister prison in Europe: the Carabanchel. Christopher Chance was the last Brit to be shackled and hauled out of that infamous Spanish hellhole before it closed its gates on decades of disgraceful cruelty.
Tough Guy: the life and crimes of a Mafia insider by Louis Ferrante
Gritty, hard-hitting, and yet so often hilarious, Louis Ferrante`s memoir recounts his meteoric rise to the upper echelons of the mafia hierarchy, his time in prison, and his struggle to turn his life around.
A Life Inside: a prisoner`s notebook by Erwin James
A memoir of over 19 years spent in prison. James was convicted of murder in his twenties and sentenced to life imprisonment. He recalls the moment the verdict was announced and his subsequent arrival in prison as a lifer. He writes about the who, what, why and when of the prison world.
The Home Stretch: from prison to parole by Erwin James
In this follow up title Erwin James writes about the end of his life sentence and the prospect of release. James writes about his imminent freedom without self pity but with humanity and honesty. He tries to imagine what his life on the outside will be like and comes to grips with how the world has changed.
The Hate Factory:thirty years inside with the UK`s most notorious villains by David Leslie
Convicted murderer Billy Ferris has endured more than 30 years behind bars in many of Britain`s prisons. In `The Hate Factory`, David Leslie documents Ferris`s experiences in jail with some of the United Kingdom`s most notorious criminals.
Insider Art by Matthew Meadows
This is a book on the artwork produced by prisoners and ex-inmates of Her Majesty`s Prison Service. The book starts with an essay on taking art teaching into prisons. It profiles ten `insiders`, discussing the difference art has made to their lives and features a gallery of artwork done by prisoners from all over the UK.
In the Place of Justice: a story of punishment and deliverance by Wilbert Rideau
Wilbert Rideau was convicted and sentenced to death for killing a woman in 1961 in America`s segregated deep south. Imprisoned for 44 years in the most violent prison in America, he was described as the most rehabilitated prisoner in the country. This is a memoir of redemption against all the brutal odds.
Screwed: the truth about life as a prison officer by Ronnie Thompson
What really goes on behind bars - the truth about life as a prison officer. Prison officer Ronnie Thompson exposes a world of bent screws, drug trafficking, overflowing prisons, corrupt governors, underpay and overwork.
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