What is it like to work in a prison? The best brief description is to liken it to the cult TV series Porridge, as life inside a prison can be both amusing and very sad at times. This book is about my experiences as a prison officer. There have been many books written by prisoners about their time inside. Some are an accurate account of their experience - others are a complete fantasy. Bang Em Up is an accurate view of what prison is really like: how it smells, what is sounds like, the rationale behind some of the many prison rules and regimes, who ends up in prison and just what it is like inside these secret institutions where all life is played out. Bang Em Up will tell it how it really is in prison and will leave it up to the reader to decide on how futile or useful prisons are. It will make you laugh and sometimes shock you. It will give an unprecedented insight into prison life. It will pose challenging questions and reveal the moral dilemmas of the prison regime but, most of all, it will entertain, educate and amuse you.