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The Little Book of Prison


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Golden Rules Of LBP: About the Author; 1 Introduction: 2 Getting To Court: 2.1 Getting Nicked: 2.2 Police Custody: 2.3 Doctor Blag: 2.4 Court Appearance: 3 Getting to Prison: 3.1 The Reliance Ride: 3.2 First Night: 3.3 Cell Etiquette: 4 Getting Through Induction: 4.1 The Probation: 4.2 CARAT: 4.3 The Chaplaincy: 4.4 The Gym: 4.5 Money: 5 Getting Through First Weeks: 5.1 Boredom: 5.2 Food and Canteen: 5.3 Application Forms and Letters: 5.4 Medication: 5.5 Clothes: 6 Getting on with your Bird: 6.1 Education: 6.2 Work: 6.3 Going to Court - Sentence: 6.4 Never Going Back

About the Author

Frankie Owens was prisoner A1443CA at Her Majesty's pleasure until 2 August 2011. If he had been given the information gathered in LBP, he thinks that the first weeks inside would have been better and the learning curve not as steep.


'Our awards judges don't give a Platinum Award lightly, and this book is a winner on more than one level. It is a practical and totally frank introduction to real life in the British prison system - probably the best introduction there is. But it is also a wonderfully human narrative and a sharply argued critique - the wit and wisdom of one inmate who turns out to be a born writer. I was gripped from start to finish - roared with laughter one minute, winced with pain the next, and was left wondering why we have prisons at all': Tim Robertson, Chief Executive, The Koestler Trust. 'Funny and educational, in a tongue in cheek kind of way, and has a much wider appeal than you might think': As featured in the Guardian, The Huffington Post, the RSA, BBC Radio, Sabotage Times and leading prison newspaper Inside Time.

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