A Bit of a Stretch: The Diaries of a Prisoner (Unabridged‪)‬

    • €13.99

    • €13.99

Publisher Description

Where can a tin of tuna buy you clean clothes? Which British education system struggles with 50 percent 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. With a cast of characters ranging from wily drug dealers to corrupt screws to senior officials bent on endless (and fruitless) reform, this is the reality behind the locked gates. Full of incredible and hilarious stories, A Bit of a Stretch reveals the true scale of our prison crisis and why it is costing us all.

Includes exclusive bonus chapter, available only from Audible.

GENRE
Biography
NARRATOR
CA
Chris Atkins
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
09:31
hr min
RELEASED
2020
6 February
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.co.uk
SIZE
466.5
MB

Listeners Also Bought

2019
2021
2020
2018
2019
2021