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A bit of a stretch, the diaries of a prisoner, Chris Atkins

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A bit of a stretch, the diaries of a prisoner, Chris Atkins
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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contains biographical information
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no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
A bit of a stretch
Responsibility statement
Chris Atkins
Sub title
the diaries of a prisoner
Summary
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, 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. 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
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Diaries of a prisoner
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