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  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (29 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492299731
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492299738
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (332 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 152,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In 1994 John Hoskison, a successful professional golfer, accepted a few drinks after a game and killed a cyclist when driving home. This work recounts his time inside one of Britain's toughest prisons following the incident: the squalor, violence, noise, stench, brutality, drugs and danger. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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John Hoskison was a professional golfer whose life was turned upside down when he knocked down and killed a cyclist while driving home one night.
Found to be over the limit, he was sentenced to three years in jail. This is his story of that time.
Forget whatever you may hear about prison life from the government or the media or whomever - this book is by someone who has actually experienced the current conditions.
As well as detailing the authors thoughts and feelings over the period, which range from one end of the spectrum to the other, the book is also an indictment on the current regime.
The one thing that stands out above all others is the seeming reluctance on the part of anyone to do anything about rehabilitation. While prison is supposed to be a punishment, it seems that the inmates are rarely prepared for release, with the biggest differences being felt by those coming to the end of long sentences.
Imagine taking yourself out of society - even five years ago - and then dropping yourself back in now. Think of all the things that have changed between then and now. How would you cope, trying to catch up?
A compelling read.
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This book paints a bleak picture of prison life in 90s Britain, a place where inmates regularly indulge in hard drugs to numb the boredom of prison life. Hoskison was able to get the reader to have sympathy for him and some on the inside without being self-pitying. This book is a wake up call for those who suggest that prison is a cushy number - it certainly isn't. The author is correct to suggest that unless offenders are given a chance to improve themselves while in prison and be educated on the consequences of crime they are going to re-offend.
An emotional , sometimes chilling read which demands to be read.
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By robert on 31 Jan. 2003
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A book that could quite simply not be put down. A true story that gives you an insight into a life that most of us would never experience. This demonstrates how ones life can change so dramatically in one moment of madness.
The final paragraphs complete the book in a most poignant manner and shows the compassion that one human being can show to another and really brings a tear to the eye.
A book that just has to be read.
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This book is about a man involved in a drink drive accident and is jailed for the crime. He writes about is experience in prison in a way that is not only funny but harrowing. He discribes his fear and remorse, which comes across very strongly. It is clear how the prison system is failing many people. The book is very easy reading and most enjoyable. I have lent this book to a friend, and I have not seen it since. It is a gem of a book not to be missed, about a ordinary mans experience of prison life.
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John has written a true, heart rendering biography of the emotional and physical consequences afflicted due to choices he made that were both criminal and devastating.
From the start of the book I was gripped and engrossed. I couldn't and didn't want to put it down. John's choice of the action that he took that fateful night caused devastation to everyone that was associated to the family that John had never known and also to everyone that he loved and cared for, including himself.
His book shows how any life can be changed or taken away in the blink of an eye.
He shares his personal feelings due to the consequences of his actions and the experiences that he encountered whilst being punished for what ultimately was a devastating criminal act that caused loss of a life and resulted in him serving 4 years in a variety of England's prisons.
Not only does his account give a true insight at life and regime in some of the UK 's prisons, but it also tells of true compassion and forgiveness, and a desire to try and make a difference.
Reading this book causes you to be torn with your own emotions.
It also inspires and highlights the need to try to intercept and help young people break the cycle that they are falling into due to circumstances and peer pressure and prevent a life of crime and prison sentences.
It also highlights the lack and desperate need for a variety of rehabilitation programs, changes to clamping down on the easiness and readily availability of drugs, including changing the severity of the consequences for people who either smuggle or use.
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I really enjoyed reading this book, the great thing about it is that you can almost believe that you are the person that is writing it. It is a factual, and truly enjoyable read, and there is none of the feel sorry for me, because I am in prison, the writer admits that he did wrong, and deserved his sentence.
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This books follows the prison sentence of John Hoskison as he has to give up a professional golf career due to hitting a cyclist whilst under the influence of alcohol.

As he has to adapt and change his lifestyle and learn to sink or swim in an environment to which he never imagined that he would ever experience. As we travelled through John's experience of prison, we got an insight into prison life that we would never have been given by the government or by media.

This book is a good book and well worth the read. It might have been interesting to pad out the court case and get an insight to some of John's life/experiences after prison, what became of him and if he overcame some of the potential difficulties that he mentioned.
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