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  • Escape from Alcatrazby J. Campbell Bruce

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2012; US$ 10.99

    In 1963, just weeks before the original publication of this book, the last prisoner was escorted off Devil's Island and Alcatraz ceased to be a prison. Author J. Campbell Bruce chronicles in spellbinding detail the Rock's transition from a Spanish fort to the maximum-security penitentiary that housed such infamous inmates as Robert Stroud, aka the... more...

  • Life on the Outsideby Jennifer Gonnerman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 7.99

    A groundbreaking work of reportage on the hidden consequences of America's prison boom Life On the Outside tells the story of Elaine Bartlett, who spent sixteen years in Bedford Hills prison for selling cocaine-a first offense under New York's harsh Rockefeller drug laws. The book opens on the morning of January 26, 2000, when she is set free,... more...

  • Blinkby David Leslie; Ian MacDonald

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 16.98

    As a young man in Glasgow?s underworld, Ian ?Blink? MacDonald fought, robbed and slashed his way to the top, developing a taste for the high life along the way. His notoriety earned him an offer of work from Scotland?s most feared gangster, Arthur Thompson, but MacDonald had other plans: to finance a new life in Spain with the multimillion-pound... more...

  • The Lone Brit on 13by Christopher Chance

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 16.98

    The Lone Brit on 13 is a gripping true story of violence, degradation and adventure penned in the confines of a grim Malaga prison cell. Imprisoned for drug-smuggling, the lone Brit on Wing 13, Chance, reveals the horrors he experienced among cut-throat villains and screws in the netherworld of the Spanish prison system.Chance takes to writing in... more...

  • Carabanchelby Christopher Chance

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 16.98

    This is a true story of survival in what was arguably the most sinister prison in Europe: the Carabanchel. Christopher Chance was the last Brit to be shackled and hauled out of that infamous Spanish hellhole before it closed its gates on decades of disgraceful cruelty. Along with the rest of the remaining inmates, he was transferred to another prison... more...

  • Hell's Prisonerby Christopher Parnell

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 13.58

    Prepare yourself for a journey into the indonesian penal system, a world where murder, torture and fights to the death are the norm. Hell's Prisoner is the powerful story of one man's battle to survive in some of the world's cruellest and most inhumane prisons. Christopher Parnell, wrongly accused of drug trafficking, found himself catapulted... more...

  • Captive Imaginationby Varavara Rao

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 25.48

    Poet, Marxist critic and activist, Varavara Rao (VV) has been continually persecuted by the state and intermittently imprisoned since 1973, but he never stopped writing during all these decades, even from within prison. When he was subjected to ?one thousand days of solitary confinement? during 1985?89 in Secunderabad Jail, a leading national daily... more...

  • The Damage Doneby W Fellows

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 13.58

    Think about the most wretched day of your life. Maybe it was when someone you loved died, or when you were badly hurt in an accident, or a day when you were so terrified you could scarcely bear it. No imagine 4,000 of those days in one big chunk. In 1978, Warren Fellows was convicted in Thailand of heroin trafficking and was sentenced... more...

  • No More Tomorrowsby Kathryn Bonella; Schapelle Corby

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.68

    It was meant to be a two-week holiday to celebrate her sister's birthday, but for Schapelle Corby it ended up a waking nightmare. Arrested at Denpasar airport after marijuana was found in her luggage, she became the victim of every traveller's darkest fear. Over four kilograms of drugs had been planted in her bag after she'd checked it in and she... more...

  • Hard Timeby Shaun Attwood

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 16.98

    Using a golf pencil sharpened on a cell wall, Shaun Attwood wrote one of the first prison blogs, Jon's Jail Journal , excerpts of which were published in The Guardian and attracted international media attention. Brought up in England, Shaun took his business degree to Phoenix, Arizona, where he became an award winning stockbroker and... more...