A Prison Diary Volume I

Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330461818
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A Prison Diary Volume I. 'The sun is shining through the bars of my window on what must be a glorious summer day. I've been incarcerated in a cell five paces by three for twelve and a half hours, and will not be let out again until midday; eighteen and a half hours of solitary confinement. There is a child of seventeen in the cell below me who has been charged with shoplifting - his first offence, not even convicted - and he is being locked up for eighteen and a half hours, unable to speak to anyone. This is Great Britain in the twenty-first century, not Turkey, not Nigeria, not Kosovo, but Britain.' On Thursday 19 July 2001, after a perjury trial lasting seven weeks, Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in jail. He was to spend the first twenty-two days and fourteen hours in HMP Belmarsh, a double A-Category high-security prison in South London, which houses some of Britain's most violent criminals. Hell, the first volume in Archer's The Prison Diaries, is the author's daily record of the time he spent there.

Prison Diaries

Author: Denis MacShane
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1849547947
Size: 60.88 MB
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Prison Diaries. Two days before Christmas 2013, former MP Denis MacShane entered one of Europe's harshest prisons. Having pleaded guilty to false accounting at the Old Bailey, he had been sentenced to six months in jail. Upon arrival at Belmarsh Prison, his books and personal possessions were confiscated and he was locked in a solitary cell for up to twenty-three hours a day. Denis was the latest MP condemned to serve as an example in the wake of the expenses scandal. Written with scavenged pens and scraps of paper, this diary is a compelling account of his extraordinary experiences in Belmarsh and, later, Brixton. Recording the lives of his fellow prisoners, he discovers a humility and a willingness to admit mistakes that was conspicuously lacking in his former colleagues at the House of Commons. Woven into the narrative are thought-provoking reflections on a range of important topics, from the waning of public confidence in MPs - and the high-profile termination of his own political career - to the failings of the British judicial system. Above all, Prison Diaries reveals what life as a prisoner in Britain is really like, addressing issues such as rising inmate numbers, dehumanising conditions, high incarceration rates, lack of rehabilitation and an endemic political disinterest. This honest and fascinating diary is both a first-hand insight into the current prison system and a report on how it simply does not work.

Prison Diaries

Author: Charles Bronson
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 190854807X
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Prison Diaries. 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. No one knows the system better than Charlie. Now, for the very first time, you can find out what it is really like inside a maximum security institution as Charlie blows the lid on his life in HM Wakefield. Written in diary form by Charlie himself from behind locked doors, this unique book uncovers the real Charlie; his thoughts, frustrations and true feelings about the people who inhabit ‘the concrete coffin’ with him. This raw, unedited text, in his own hand, comes straight from the heart and also reveals another side to the man who has spent much of his time in solitary confinement in inhuman conditions. From writing poetry and creating works of art, to keeping fit and his secret passion for the X Factor and Coronation Street, there is much more to the man dubbed ‘Britain’s most violent prisoner’ than his reputation suggests. Charlie says that he never plans his actions and only reacts violently when provoked and he has received more than his fair share of provocation over the years. This hard hitting book tells you how it is by the man who knows. Following on from his earlier works Loonyology and Respect and Reputation, and Bronson the film about his life, Prison Diaries continues the unbelievable Charles Bronson story. As Charlie says, ‘After reading this book you will know what its like to be me’.

A Prison Diary Volume Iii

Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330523872
Size: 10.67 MB
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A Prison Diary Volume Iii. Day 115 Saturday 10th November 2001 6.38am It's all an act. I am hopelessly unhappy, dejected and broken. I smile when I am at my lowest, I laugh when I see no humour, I help others when I need help myself. I am alone. If I were to show any sign, even for a moment, of what I'm going through, I would have to read the details in some tabloid the following day. Everything I do is only a phone call away from a friendly journalist with an open cheque book. I don't know where I have found the strength to maintain this facade and never break down in anyone's presence. The final volume of Jeffrey Archer's prison diaries, A Prison Diary Volume III: Heaven, covers the period of his transfer from Wayland to his eventual release on parole in July 2003. It includes a shocking account of the traumatic time he spent in the notorious Lincoln jail and the events that led to his incarceration there - it also throws light on a system that is close to breaking point. Told with humour, compassion and honesty, it closes with a thought-provoking manifesto that should be applauded by the Establishment and prison population alike.

Diaries From Hell

Author: Charles Bronson
Publisher: Ylolfa
ISBN: 9781847711168
Size: 74.92 MB
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Diaries From Hell. Second book of memoirs from long-term prisoner, Charles Bronson. By turns hilarious and tragic, this is a fascinating trip inside the mind of the man dubbed 'Britain's most violent prisoner'.

A Prison Diary Omnibus

Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: MacMillan
ISBN: 9781405088510
Size: 40.14 MB
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A Prison Diary Omnibus. Presents an important document which reveals the truth behind the UK's prison system through one man's personal story - a classic work of prison writing. On Thursday 19 July 2001, after a perjury trial lasting seven weeks, Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in jail. He was to spend the first 22 days and 14 hours in HMP Belmarsh.

The Pain Of Confinement

Author: Jimmy Boyle
Publisher: Dufour Editions
ISBN:
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The Pain Of Confinement. Diary kept while in Barlinnie Prison, Glasgow Special Unit.

A Prison Diary

Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330418850
Size: 32.11 MB
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A Prison Diary. On Thursday 19 July 2002, after a perjury trial lasting seven weeks, Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in jail. This is the final instalment of his diaries in which he recounts his transfer from Wayland Prison to his eventual release on parole in July 2003. Originally published: as by FF8282. London: Macmillan, 2004.

Heaven

Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312342173
Size: 42.10 MB
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Heaven. The author covers the period of his transfer from a medium-security prison to his eventual release on parole, discussing his time spent in the notorious Lincoln jail and his opinions about the necessity of prison reform.

Guant Namo Diary

Author: Mohamedou Ould Slahi
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1782112863
Size: 68.22 MB
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Guant Namo Diary. LONGLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 THE SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Since 2002, Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been imprisoned at the detainee camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime. Although he was ordered to be released by a federal judge, the U.S. government fought that decision, and there is no sign that the United States plans to let him go. Three years into his captivity Slahi began a diary, recounting his life before he disappeared into U.S. custody and daily life as a detainee. His diary is not merely a vivid record of a miscarriage of justice, but a deeply personal memoir - terrifying, darkly humorous, and surprisingly gracious. Published now for the first time, Guantánamo Diary is a document of immense historical importance.