Foreword by Noel 'Razor' Smith. My First Taste of a Real Prison; The Horror of Aylesbury; One, Two, Three, Four, Five ... One, Two, Three ...; Violent Young Offenders; Fire Raiser; The Colour of My Skin; Home Sweet Home; Meet Jimmy Walker the Stalker; Running; Bootlegging Days; Familiar Walls; Back on the Road; Fatherhood; The Night a DJ Saved My Life; Searching for Answers; It's Good to Talk; A Locked Mind; Old Wounds to Heal; Epilogue. Index.
Following publication of his acclaimed The Lost Boyz (Waterside Press, 2011) the author became well-known in university and media circles making him a 'go to' expert on youth, gang and knife crime. He has for many years worked to divert young people from the criminal process. His struggle to overcome his own mental health challenges (resulting from abuse as a child and imprisonment) is the central theme of this captivating and informative new book. The author of the Foreword Noel 'Razor' Smith's best-selling books include A Few Kind Words and a Loaded Gun: The Autobiography of a Career Criminal (Penguin, 2005). As a journalist he has contributed to the national press and works for the highly respected prison newspaper Inside Time.
'A searing, page-turning, roller coaster ride through one of the darkest jungles in the Criminal Justice System'-- Jonathan Aitken