Screwed . . Ronnie Thompsons book

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Re: Screwed . . Ronnie Thompsons book

Post by Easylife » Sat May 21, 2011 11:36 pm

Typical prison movie based on the diary of an idiot.Still he made a few quid out of it. It passed the time on a bedwatch many years ago .Why are the screws wearing old jumpers and blue shirts. Is Norman Stanley Fletcher going to pop up carrying his slop out pot ? :slbg:
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Re: Screwed . . Ronnie Thompsons book

Post by Rule43 » Sun May 22, 2011 1:00 am

I thought the time period this film was set , 'Ville staff were more interetsed in smuggling phones in than giving cons a hoofing...................
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Re: Screwed . . Ronnie Thompsons book

Post by Ping » Sun May 22, 2011 7:57 am

Easylife wrote:Is Norman Stanley Fletcher going to pop up carrying his slop out pot ? :slbg:
Rule43 wrote:'Ville staff were more interetsed in smuggling phones in than giving cons a hoofing......
The film has succeeded in coming to market because of that. Got to keep up appearances for the media. Can't have people 'not scared' to come to jail. Can't have them thinking that Officers aren't the scum of the earth.
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Re: Screwed . . Ronnie Thompsons book

Post by Rule43 » Sun May 22, 2011 1:01 pm

I dunno , film with staff plugging phones might sell well....................
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Re: Screwed . . Ronnie Thompsons book

Post by jayh » Mon May 23, 2011 12:06 pm

Just read his follow up to Screwed while sat next to a pool in sunny Crete.....................

Banged Up was 3hrs reading and part of my life I will never get back.

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Re: Screwed . . Ronnie Thompsons book

Post by Easylife » Mon May 23, 2011 12:08 pm

jayh wrote:Just read his follow up to Screwed while sat next to a pool in sunny Crete.....................

Banged Up was 3hrs reading and part of my life I will never get back.

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so why lose another 3 Jayh ?
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Re: Screwed . . Ronnie Thompsons book

Post by jayh » Mon May 23, 2011 12:15 pm

Cos someone forgot to pack his borrowed The Girl With etc trilogy and found a copy of it in the hotel book section.......

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Re: Screwed . . Ronnie Thompsons book

Post by panda » Mon May 23, 2011 5:12 pm

The trailer for the film... not impressed. :slno:

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Post by actionman » Wed May 25, 2011 8:28 pm

Having read the introduction, I feel no great desire to continue. Sounds like someone with a grudge, who contradicts himself in his intro. Doesn't like bullies, yet says he has given people a slap! I think he may have issues he needs to work through.
Having spent 25 years in the service, I agree that Porridge is probably the most accurate portrayal of life in prison.
I know of current challenges, and lack of staff, but the one thing that gets you through the day is good inter personal skills, and they don't come from bullying prisoners. You need to develop good relationships, be friendly, but not a friend, and be straight!

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Post by ZzoL » Wed May 25, 2011 11:14 pm

Padlock wrote::D glad to hear that.
it should be noted its like porridge on a good day. bad days its a bit more like an american movie.

the book sounds like it was written more by a con then an officer :slgy:

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Post by Easylife » Thu May 26, 2011 11:35 am

ZzoL wrote:
Padlock wrote::D glad to hear that.
it should be noted its like porridge on a good day. bad days its a bit more like an american movie.

the book sounds like it was written more by a con then an officer :slgy:

you are right with the above.It dos nt do us any favours does it ?
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Re: Screwed . . Ronnie Thompsons book

Post by purplepig20 » Thu May 26, 2011 11:37 am

And the movie will do us even less.............. :slhmm:
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Re: Screwed . . Ronnie Thompsons book

Post by Huntsman22 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:51 pm

I’ve just finished this book and only just seen the trailer for the film. Got to say I enjoyed them both. No, it’s probably not a good imagine for the service or a 100% accurate representation of the job but the book wasentertaining and worth a read
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