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- Print Length: 324 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BGBA4HQ
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 87 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,654 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Jonathan Robinson is in a small minority in the prison system, ie those prisoners who have humility and admit their mistakes by acknowledging that they deserve the treatment they receive while inside. That gives his writing huge pathos, which when combined with his observational humour encourages the reader to empathise with the situation. His humour is low key and appropriate which displays (as so many accounts do) that finding humour in prison is an effective coping strategy.
Physically the book feels odd. It is a paperback but is double the size of a usual book so looks like a text book and is difficult to carry about (as I usually do). Also there are no page numbers which I found oddly disorientating. The book was originally only published as an ebook but this version is published by Amazon so I expected a standard format.
The account illustrates the chaotic state of the prison service and, most importantly, it's effect on the individual. And it is that individual that is key, what works for some does not work for others. This book shows some interesting perspectives, there is no doubt that lots is wrong about the administration of JR's treatment but the whole experience has made him repent and determine not to go back (isn't that the whole point. He comes across many others though who treat prison as an occupational hazard.
I think this book will be of interest to anyone with an involvement in the system as it will educate and present opinions.Read more ›
All up - a smashing read and I hope it is published on paper soon as I know a good few guys inside who would like to read it.
But JR continues to fight - and fight he does for prisoners to have access to basic literacy and education. He can be heard on radio (fab voice for radio if I might say so) along with a strong campaigning presence.
I know you were the first one to put your hand up to what happened JR - Also acknowledge the heartbreak too - but can't help feeling that maybe some of your time has been for a reason. Keep on campaigning #InIt
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Written as a dairy, to his time spent at HMP, honest, engaging making you want to be on his side. He shows up the misgivings we have about incarceration, and shows it's not the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Daisy mcinnes
This is a great read. No waffle, just an almost minute by minute account of what was a life changing experience for the author, and how he came to terms with and dealt with his... Read morePublished 2 months ago
Best 'Prison Book' I have read. Easy to read and very amusing as well as illustrating the humdrum of prison life.Published 3 months ago
The author got banged up and wrote a boring account of what he saw and did on a short sentence not a typical ''con'' but he has gone on to become a prison activist and is doing... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joe White
There was a lot of interesting chapters to the authors journey through his sentence but an awful lot of the book is almost as dull as he found his time in prison. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent and amusing account of life in prison, know the author so is even more interestingPublished 9 months ago by Anne Carter