The cult guide to UK prisons by Carl Cattermole – now fully updated and featuring contributions from female and LGBTQI prisoners, as well as from family on the outside. Contains: Blood – but not as much as you might imagine Sweat – and the prisons no longer provide soap Tears – because prison has created a mental health crisis Humanity – and how to stop the institution destroying it Featuring contributors Sarah Jake Baker, Jon Gulliver, Darcey Hartley, Julia Howard, Elliot Murawski and Lisa Selby. ‘Essential reading’ Will Self ‘We’re in the justice dark ages and Cattermole’s great book switches on the lights’ Dr Theo Kindynis, Lecturer in Criminology Goldsmiths, University of London ‘It has the potential to change a lot of people’s lives for the better’ Daniel Godden, Partner at Berkeley Square Solicitors’
Will Attwood was finishing a three-year sentence in prison when he was formally diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome for the first time. After his diagnosis he recognised just how much it had been affecting his life behind bars. This book is a practical advice guide for people with autism who have been sentenced to time in prison. Will shares his first-hand knowledge of what to expect and how to behave within the penal system. He sheds light on topics that are important for people with autism, answering questions such as: How should you act with inmates and guards? How do you avoid trouble? What about a prison's environmental stimuli may cause you anxiety? His thoughtful, measured writing debunks rumours about daily life in prison, and the useful tips and observations he offers will help anyone with autism prepare for the realities of spending time incarcerated, and be enormously helpful to those working with offenders on the autism spectrum.
Koestler Platinum Award Winner (judged by author and comedian Will Self). As Frankie Owens writes in The Little Book of Prison (LBP), Society wants to know about prison life, an interesting place to visit but you wouldn't want to live there. --An easy-to-read prison survival guide of do's and don'ts. --Perfect for anyone facing trial for an offence that may lead to imprisonment, their families and friends --Packed with humour as well as more serious items --Backed by prisoner support organizations --Straightforward and highly entertaining. Frankie started writing the LBP from day two of entering prison as a first-time offender. He had no idea how the system or a prison worked. He was clueless about it all and it was hard for him going in and frightening for the family and loved ones he left behind. The writing began as self-help and as the days progressed it occurred to Frankie that the LBP would prove useful to first-time offenders as well as other prisoners and help them get through what is surely one of the most difficult times in their lives. It also motivated him to get out on the prison wing and find out as much as possible about his new home. There are a lot of books about people in prison, people in far worse places than Frankie was and on far longer sentences. But the LBP is a book about prison not people, and will help new inmates, their friends and families get to know what to expect from the system. The LBP is a masterpiece in comic writing but somehow gets through to people with serious information in a way that more formal texts cannot. Already organizations connected to the criminal justice system are beginning to acknowledge that Frankie Owen's LBP is an ideal read for people facing the trauma of a first prison sentence. It will also be of considerable interest to other prisoners or people working in a custodial setting. "If people want to know what prison is like it's for them, if people need to know what happens in prison it's definitely for them". Frankie Owens was prisoner A1443CA at Her Majesty's pleasure until 2 August 2011. Publisher's note.
Re-entry guide for newly released prisoner and his family, written by a released prisoner that went from being completely institutionalized after 15 years in prison to fully self reliant member of society.What to expect from new freedom, Halfway house, Probation Office, Where to find work for ex cons, What's allowed for us to do and what is not. How not to get in trouble.Where to get housing, food, clothes. Free medical insurance, free cell phone, free internet, free home phone and much much moreWritten for prisoners Not like every other book by the cops, church or a nonprofit org. But one of their own. Who's been there.For the Family of ex PrisonersWhat they need to do, what to bring to the Halfway House. How they can help re-entry processWhat the ex prisoners family has to understand, what happened and happening to their loved one.Why he has demons and problems with things. How most of us changed that family can't see.How to support your ex prisoner so he will not feel belittled. How long will this transition last.
Prison Survival Guide By Russel Ferguson Are you or someone you know going to jail or prison in the future or are already incarcerated? If so, Prison Survival Guide is for you. In it, Russel Ferguson debunks several rumors about living in prison, and sheds light on many of the subjects that scare people about going. Simultaneously, he teaches you the proper mindset and code of personal conduct necessary to survive a period of incarceration. About the Author Russel Ferguson is currently incarcerated in Mercer, Pennsylvania, serving time on a two to four year sentence. This is his first book. When he gets out of prison, he plans to continue writing, to make music, and to one day have his own farm.
DescriptionThis book is for informational purposes only. I wrote this book because I went to prison. I had a good friend at the time who I lost contact with who did about a five-year stretch, who gave me the ins and outs of the basic prison. So I wasn't really walking in blindly which helped to make the transition from civilian to prison life a lot easier for me. This will give the reader an overall overview of what to expect in prison. Mind you, the state I was in, Connecticut, might be different from your state. It very hard to write a tell-all prison guide as I've only been in prison in the state I'm currently living in. The book talks about what to do in the beginning, some prep work before you go into prison, which may help your stay to be better. It also mentions briefly how to look for work with a criminal record.About the authorHard-working individual. Top in his field. Living the American dream. All that changed for him in one day when he was charged with a crime, and spent one year in prison, losing everything. But now, he is doing everything right. Working full-time, running a business and has found love again. Most of his friends abandon him, but a few friends are still around. He wanted to write this book with the hope that it might help someone who find themselves in a similar situation, or someone who is just going into prison for the first time.
Prison Guide: Prison Survival Secrets Revealed finally delivers the unwritten prison survival secrets of true hardened veterans. The survival guide explains current methods, philosophies and critical information. Have you ever wondered how shocking it is to transition into a prison environment? Ever imagine the true survival strategies that lie behind prison walls? What would be the best way to handle a problem in this foreign setting? How do you avoid trouble? Are the stories about jail true? Discover the techniques, the true survival practices within prisons to safely go home to your family as soon as possible. This is no story. The author delivers information that gives physical safety and mental well-being tactics, strategies, and tips for the new inmate.
Jonathan Aitken and Edward Smyth both experienced a dramatic fall from grace. Each of them found themselves removed from their homes and loved ones, locked up in prison and having to deal with the fallout of their actions. However, in the middle of their lowest point they discovered something life-changing. God hadn't forgotten about them. Doing Time offers encouragement and advice on how to survive and even make the most of life inside prison. Offering the sort of practical and spiritual wisdom that only comes from personal experience, it shows that it is never too late for God to help us find a new way forward in our lives.
This BOOK is intended for the use of those entering the prison system; JAIL is not considered PRISON; they have their own set of rules; prison has more dire consequences than those who sit in a jail cell for a weekend stint. We know being in jail may be intimidating, but prison is another beast. You are visiting jail. Prison will be your home. "YOUR HOME." Don't get it twisted, jail can be a problem, but the turnover is high; you may be with a person until they get a bond or sent up the road (prison). All you need to do is watch your mouth, mind your own business and stay out of the way and master this book, because when you get to that cell and new celly, your bid finally begins.
After the Gavel is an accurate and detailed description of everything a person should know before going to prison and doing time in prison. The book contains 74 different sections covering every area of prison life. Reading this book will not only help you survive prison but it will also show you how to live better in any prison. Prison is a very difficult place to live and the lesson are hard on someone who is inexperienced or na�ve about the ways of prison. It can be a terrifying ordeal but reading this book and following the advice can make your prison time much less stressful and less painful. It doesn't matter whether you are going to federal or state prison the information in this book will guide you through the most difficult situations. After the Gravel contains truly useful, on point information designed specifically to improve your transition from being free to living in prison. The more information you have on what to expect, how to act and what you should do to avoid conflict will greatly decrease your stress level during the transition. This book will give you all that information. After the Gravel will be a huge benefit to those who are currently incarcerated because it gives them information which takes years to gain through experience. The author has included information which was acquired over his seventeen years in the prison system. The person who is already in prison might know the rules but the information in this book goes well beyond "the rules". This book will help guide the prisoner toward preparing for release from prison. To most prisoners getting out of prison is just as stressful as going to prison, especially those who have not prepared for their release from prison. One of the reasons After the Gavel was written is to help the prisoner prepare for their release and transition back into society. Be careful who gives you advice on surviving prison. There are a lot of people who write "prison survival" books who only spent six to twenty four months in some prison camp. Those people do not know enough about how to survive prison to be credible. They do not understand the prisoners, guards or the prison system itself. If you want advice you should at least get it from someone with many years of experience in several different prisons and different prison security levels. The people you will be locked up with will come from all the different prisons and security levels. Dealing with all of those people is the reasons you need good advice from someone who knows what he is talking about.When you go to prison you will have to deal with idiots, bullies, con men and people you should never trust. This book tells you how to identify and deal with the different types of prisoners and guards you will interact with everyday you're in prison. The information will show you how to avoid problems and conflicts. Not knowing how to deal with the different people can result in an immediate confrontation. Prison rules are not normal rules of society. The information in this book will guide you through or around all of these situations.By reading and following the advice in After the Gavel you will avoid all of the usual pitfalls, conflicts and embarrassing situations the inexperienced prisoner finds themselves in. The information will make your prison time less stressful. You will learn how to live as well as you can in prison. One of the most important things the advice will do, if you follow it, is to prepared you for release from prison.Just remember that whichever prison survival book you decide to buy should be written by someone who has spent many (more than 10) years in prison. Don't waste your money on the ones written by people who do not have the experience. Even if you go to a "camp" you will be dealing with other prisoners who have been moved down from prisons with much higher security levels. Not knowing how to interact with these prisoners will cause you major problems. Good luck to you.