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Post by Starred Up » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:20 am

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind (why Britains prisons are failing) by John Podmore. In my opinion an excellent read and from a perspective that one might not expect from one of John's rank and experience.


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Post by MaccaForest9 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:44 am

Rockchick wrote:
rowdey wrote:
Rockchick wrote:I've just been given a book called:-

The Prison Officer
By Alison Leibling and David Price published 2001.

I'll let you know what its like when I've read it. From first glance I think its been produced to try to make people understand just what it is that prison officers do to try to take the stigma away. It does look really informative at first glance and I reckon it will be a mine of useful info for me. :slcoo:
Hi Rockchick,
Ive trying to get hold of The Prison Officer for ages.Apparently the 2nd edition isnt out till May & the 1st edition is like gold-dust to get hold of.Where did you get yours(if you dont mind me asking)

Rowdey
Blimey I didn't realise that. I don't know where it came from, A friend of mine told me on Saturday he had a book for me and dropped it through my door the other day.


I have just bought the second edition off Amazon for about £18 :slcl:

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Post by judypatudy » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:37 pm

I did read Screwed by Ronnie Thompson, I felt is was a great book,
but I am Texan and the book was about Prison Officers over there.. :slcu:
For some odd reason I am attracted to British men.. Go figure !!

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Post by MaccaForest9 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:30 am

I might have to get that screwed if its any good

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Post by judypatudy » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:45 pm

ok that made me laugh :P

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Post by purplepig20 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:57 pm

Bang 'Em Up by Jeff Kelly is much more realistic and less exaggerated. Easily found on Amazon.
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Post by judypatudy » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:06 pm

I had a hard time finding screwed, Most likely if released over there it will be a couple more years before released here ..:)
I finally ordered online and had hard time putting it down..

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Post by MaccaForest9 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:46 am

Ok Judy. lol. I think I could have worded that a little better lol

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Post by loose-screw » Tue May 28, 2013 12:24 pm

I came accross 'DEAD RECKONING' on Amazon a few days ago and brought it as I had never heard of a book like it. I was glad I did as it's absoloutly BRILLIANT!

I think this book is going to read by most of the service over the next year. here is the link to it http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00D01TM8C

Its a funny book about a pisshead prison officer that tries to sort the drug problem out in his nick, but ends up getting manipulated by a genius con into trafficking gear in himself. Its a black comedy and had me laughing out loud through loads of it. I chucked it in my bag and read it on escorts as its short little chapters all the way through.

I dont really read much but I got it as it was written by a screw, and you can tell. The humour is right up our street, and there is a load of jokes in there that the public might not get.

Any one else read it?

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Post by sswf224 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:09 am

Prison books on Kindle now - www.amazon.co.uk

'The Escape Company' - got someone in prison and want them broken out - read here - http://goo.gl/Oa5yt


Now I have 'The Escape Company Returns' carrying on where book 1 left off - but can be read on its own - http://goo.gl/O3iRN

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Post by Prisonofficer123 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:34 pm

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01JWT ... ds=a3649js

This is a good read for anyone thinking of joining or currently employed.

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Post by sswf224 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:17 am

Prison books on Kindle now - www.amazon.co.uk

'The Escape Company' - got someone in prison and want them broken out - read here - http://goo.gl/Oa5yt


Now I have 'The Escape Company Returns' carrying on where book 1 left off - but can be read on its own - http://goo.gl/O3iRN

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Post by Daniel1988 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:08 pm

Haha

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Post by sswf224 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:48 pm

Ha ha ?

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