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A fairly good introduction to life inside
3 February 2018
A general introduction to life in prison, from an armed robber and hitman.
Cummines offers thumbnail sketches of some of the characters with whom he was incarcerated. He tends to avoid in-depth observation and analysis, which I found disappointing. For comparison, I have found Norman Parker to be a very interesting source of analysis of fellow inmates and prison staff alike.
Cummines' story is an uplifting one, in that he manages to turn his life around and become a 'straight-goer'.
A book for the bedside table...or perhaps the loo.(!)