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A bit of a stretch: the diaries of a prisoner

A bit of a stretch: the diaries of a prisoner

Atkins, Chris, 1976- author

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

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Atlantic Books, 2020
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Statement of responsibility: Chris Atkins
ISBN: 183895015X, 9781838950156
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 327 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Crime.; Prisoners England London.; Prisons England London.; Imprisonment Social aspects.; Imprisonment Psychological aspects.; Atkins, Chris, 1976- Diaries.; H.M. Prison Wandsworth.