- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 303 KB
- Print Length: 352 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: GGA Publishing Inc. (1 Aug. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008S1VHLO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #667,710 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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My Prison Journal - Volumes 1-4 Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Strong language: None
Sexual content: None
This short book is a collection of real life journals from a man in an American prison, starting a long sentence. The layout is unusual in that each entry is made up of one large paragraph as this is how it was written when sent to the publisher due to lack of paper to write on. I think this aspect, while strange to read at first helps you to immerse yourself in what life in like inside.
"John Smith", an alias to protect his loved ones, is clearly an educated man who ran his own business. When things went sour he asked a friend for help. This volume doesn't go into detail as to what happened, but he has ended up with an estimated twelve years incarcerated.
At first I had little compassion for the man, it's easy to look down on somebody when you're not in their situation, but much of his writing was based around missing his wife and kids, parents and friends. As you read of him anxiously awaiting a letter, or a couple of dollars to buy extras to make life easier you soon realise he is a family man who likely just ended up out of his depth. At times I felt sorry for him and angry at relatives for being so cold, while I knew nothing of their side.
This is a short but compelling read. What spelling mistakes he'd made were left in to keep these journals purely him. At times it got repetitive as in every entry he waited for the same things, but I think this just epitomises the repetition of prison life in hindsight.
I give this 4 stars for immersion into his world
I hope he continues to write more journals and I will definately be getting these as well!
Thank you for writing your life story
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Prison life is not a bed of roses it's actually hard to cope with, deffo not a place I would be inPublished 23 months ago by alison marriott
great book really enjoy it great great story aboy a young boy in prison brill really enjoy it love itPublished on 18 Nov. 2013 by deeclee
gives a sense of what it must be like to be in prison and not knowing when you are going to be free.Published on 31 Oct. 2013 by Amazon Customer
Enjoyed reading this book very much ,good insight into what it's like being in prison
Hope John gets his freedom soon and Carey's on writing
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