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5.0 out of 5 stars Important, 25 Sept. 2014
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The truth about what goes on in today's prisons. (I know, I work in one.) Well written & well balanced, the author doesn't take the side of the prisoners or the sraff, but gives credit where it's due to both sides, likewise, criticism. An important book that should be read by everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life inside - UK 2014., 14 Sept. 2014
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This review is from: Wormwood Scrubs: The Inside Story: Revealing what really goes on in England's most famous prison (Paperback)
Reading this would make you wonder if prisons were in some sort of time machine as everything seems so very archaic. The author has done a wonderful expose of all aspects of prison life and the conditions that prisoners and staff have to endure - which seem to have worsened substantially during the Coalition.
With such drastic budget cuts and severe overcrowding, is it any wonder that there is very little hope for who who end up in jail?
Apart from a few minor typos here and there and a bit of repetition that better editing could have removed, this is a five star book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spot on, 7 Sept. 2014
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If you cross out Wormwood Scrubs in this book you could substitute the name of any of public sector jails. The way they have been run is a national disgrace. Lower rank staff would have been sacked for gross incompetence. I hope Angela can have the initiative to push for the reforms that are needed. As a prison officer for twenty years I sympathise with her frustration. I recommend this book to anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's all true!, 20 Oct. 2014
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A fascinating account of a journalist's experience of being on the Independant Monitoring Board (IMB) at Britain's most famous prison over a ten year period and serving as Chair of the Board for three of those years. I served on the IMB at WWS at the same time and can verify much of the contents of this important document.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Is the Government listening ?, 27 Aug. 2014
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Telling it like it is, the author outlines her very recent experiences inside Wormwood Scrubs.

Unfortunately, it looks like the changes she suggests will cost money- oh dear, that's not what the MOJ want to hear !

An interesting read.

Let's hope Someone in Westminster is taking note !
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Author and Publisher must be applauded in providing a ..., 13 Sept. 2014
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This review is from: Wormwood Scrubs: The Inside Story: Revealing what really goes on in England's most famous prison (Paperback)
The Author and Publisher must be applauded in providing a much needed window into what is happening in the UK's prisons today. With twelve years of experience as a Prison Writer I can confirm that this is an honest and accurate report.

Jennifer Johnson
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5.0 out of 5 stars Having grown up nearby the prison, the book gave ..., 27 Oct. 2014
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Having grown up nearby the prison, the book gave a true insight into the workings and life of this institution which you never would have known or believed. A very informative read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 30 Sept. 2014
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This book is really good, gives an inside view that you don't normally hear about. Would recommend this book to people who are interested in such subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 8 Nov. 2014
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Excellent book, I'm half way through it & can't put it down. Would highly recommend.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A useful insight into today's prisons., 14 Nov. 2014
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Tells it like it is in prisons in 2014. What it was like in Wormwood Scrubs is repeated across the country, both the excellent work being done by many individuals, and the current, passing problems, as efficiency changes are brought in.
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