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183895015X
A bit of a stretch: the diaries of a prisoner
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Author: Atkins, Chris
Publication year: 2020
Media class: Hardback
Genre: Prisoners Prisons Imprisonment
Classification: 365.609
Publisher: Atlantic Books, 2020
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781838950156
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Includes bibliographical references
Where can a tin of tuna buy you clean clothes? Which British education system struggles with 50% illiteracy? Where do teetotal Muslims attend AA meetings? Where is it easier to get 'spice' than paracetamol? Where does self-harm barely raise an eyebrow? Welcome to Her Majesty's Prison Service, a creaking and surreal world that has been left to rot for decades in the shadows of polite society. Like most people, documentary-maker Chris Atkins didn't spend much time thinking about prisons. But after becoming embroiled in a dodgy scheme to fund his latest film, he was sent down for five years. His new home would be HMP Wandsworth, one of the oldest, largest and most dysfunctional prisons in Europe. Horrifying, moving and darkly funny, this is the unvarnished depiction of what he found.
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