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Happiness is door shaped
Publication year: 2016
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing Limited
Prisons, a community within a community. Violence is everywhere, the smell of fear is around every corner, you need, no must have eyes in the back of your head. No time to relax, no time to sit back with a brew and put your feet up, the Prison won’t let you. Ever wondered what goes on behind those Prison walls? What really goes on behind those big unforgiving gates? Ray Deveroux worked within the Prison walls for nearly 25 years, the violence, self-harm, suicides, bullying, taxing, rapes, sadness, hopelessness and yes, now and again the humour. Ray tells the story of his own experiences, in his own words, some of it is upsetting to read, some of it will shock you. The story will take you through his own early stages of joining the Prison service to the day Ray hangs his keys up for good. The book is a must should you wish to join up as an O
This is supposed to be a factual book. But when you read in the Foreword that some stories are marginally fictitious in order to make the stories more complete and why let the truth get in the way of a good story, it spoils the whole book straight away. What's true? What isn't? I also felt very uncomfy in the way the author described and criticised his fellow prison officers, particularly one female prison officer. Prisoners got it too, being described as scumbags and loonies amongst the unnecessary over use of swearwords. I'm no prude either. In summary, if you want a fictitious story about prison life then go for it. Facts and a real insight? Leave it well alone.
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