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The Resource Strangeways : a prison officer's story, Neil Samworth

Strangeways : a prison officer's story, Neil Samworth

Label
Strangeways : a prison officer's story
Title
Strangeways
Title remainder
a prison officer's story
Statement of responsibility
Neil Samworth
Title variation
Strange ways
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Britain's prison system is in crisis. Prisoners catatonic on Spice, prison officers under extreme stress, overcrowding, riots, fatal stabbings - barely a week goes by without disturbing reports reaching the outside world of life inside our gaols. For eleven years, Neil Samworth worked as a prison officer in perhaps the most notorious of all prisons, Strangeways, now HM Prison Manchester. He left in 2016 and, having kept a diary for many years, is ready to tell his story. Strangeways: My Life As A Prison Officer is a no-holds-barred account of one man's struggle to keep his professional composure and sanity in one of Britain's toughest gaols. From the chaotic, intimidating atmosphere of K wing, which houses more than 200 prisoners spread over three landings, to the healthcare unit where the prison's most mentally disturbed prisoners are held, Neil has seen it all - cell fires, suicides, terrifying violence. He has had to beat back his own emotions as he deals with psychopathic killers and witnessed the worst of human nature but also the best, and some of the most moving passages in the book recall the embattled camaraderie among his colleagues
Summary
Strangeways: My Life As A Prison Officer is a no-holds-barred account of one man's struggle to keep his professional composure and sanity in one of Britain's toughest jails. From the chaotic, intimidating atmosphere of K wing, which houses more than 200 prisoners spread over three landings, to the healthcare unit where the prison's most mentally disturbed prisoners are held, Neil has seen it all - cell fires, suicides, terrifying violence. He has had to beat back his own emotions as he deals with psychopathic killers and witnessed the worst of human nature but also the best, and some of the most moving passages in the book recall the embattled camaraderie among his colleagues.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10662513
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Samworth, Neil
Dewey number
365.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Samworth, Neil
  • Strangeways (Prison)
  • Correctional personnel
  • Prison wardens
  • Correctional personnel
  • Prison wardens
  • Prisons
  • Prison administration
Target audience
adult
Label
Strangeways : a prison officer's story, Neil Samworth
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062908103
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9781509891177
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1039730253
Label
Strangeways : a prison officer's story, Neil Samworth
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062908103
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9781509891177
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1039730253

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