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Publisher Description

'Shocking, scathing, entertaining.' Guardian
'Incredibly compelling.' The Times
'Heart-breaking.' Sunday Times

Where can a tin of tuna buy you clean clothes? Where is it easier to get 'spice' than paracetamol? Where does self-harm barely raise an eyebrow?

Welcome to Her Majesty's Prison Service. 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 largest and most dysfunctional prisons in Europe.

With a cast of characters ranging from wily drug dealers to senior officials bent on endless reform, this powerful memoir uncovers the horrifying reality behind the locked gates. Filled with dark humour and shocking stories, A Bit of a Stretch reveals why our creaking prison system is sorely costing us all - and why you should care.

GENRE
Non-Fiction
RELEASED
2020
February 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
431
Pages
PUBLISHER
Atlantic Books
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

MeggoS89 ,

Brutal honesty

I’ve completely changed my views on prisoners and prison reform. Fantastic & eye opening.

Morgjam ,

Fantastic Read

Awesome book. Couldn’t put it down

Paula@ Whitchurch ,

Brilliant, heartbreaking and funny ..a must read

This diary should be mandatory school reading... to help and educate our future citizens understand that prison is not the answer to prevent most crimes.

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