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Prison: A Survival Guide

By: Carl Cattermole
Narrated by: Carl Cattermole,Darcey Hartley,Julia Howard,Elliot Murawski,Lisa Selby,Adam Gallagher
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Publisher's summary

Penguin presents the audio edition of Prison: A Survival Guide, written by Carl Cattermole. Read by Carl Cattermole, Darcey Hartley, Julia Howard, Elliot Murawski, Lisa Selby and Adam Gallagher.

The cult guide to UK prisons by Carl Cattermole - now fully updated and featuring contributions from female and LGBTQI prisoners, as well as from family on the outside.

Contains: 

  • Blood - but not as much as you might imagine
  • Sweat - and the prisons no longer provide soap
  • Tears - because prison has created a mental health crisis
  • Humanity - and how to stop the institution destroying it

Featuring contributors Sarah Jake Baker, Jon Gulliver, Darcey Hartley, Julia Howard, Elliot Murawski and Lisa Selby.

©2019 Carl Cattermole (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Essential reading." (Will Self)

"We’re in the justice dark ages and Cattermole’s great book switches on the lights." (Dr Theo Kindynis, Lecturer in Criminology Goldsmiths, University of London)

"It has the potential to change a lot of people’s lives for the better." (Daniel Godden, Partner at Berkeley Square Solicitors)  

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Hard to listen to

The book might have been good but the recording of this book sounded like a child recorded it on his i phone. It made it unlistenable.

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  • Jerome
  • 06-04-21

Enlightening, raw, and a brilliant read.

Prison, a Survival Guide, is an honest, outstanding account of life inside. Carl Cattemole widened my knowledge and awareness to the ripple of people affected by a family members incarceration. By miles the most interesting and informative book I’ve read. A must read for every prisoner and prisoners family. You are not alone with your fears.

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  • ben
  • 05-02-20

an essential read for all british citizens

if more people were aware of the justice system that affected them in so many ways, the quicker something might change.

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  • Mrs W.
  • 05-16-22

A Must Read

Carl Cattermole is excellent in this book, it’s very well written, well read and exceptionally informative.
I have long believed the UK prison system needs a huge overhaul and this has cemented those feelings. I particularly like the way he explains ways to help newly released offenders, something I think we certainly fail on in this country, which is why the recidivism rate is so high.
All in all I urge everyone to read or listen to this book. I for one would like to contact the author, and especially the female ex-offenders to discuss this issue further.

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  • Kim Swatters
  • 11-21-21

A must read.... true, gritty and thought provoking

more people need to listen to this book. more people need to be aware of how the system is broken and that we are moving into the dark ages with regards to prison.

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  • Nicholas A Symes
  • 09-14-21

an excellent read

a no holds barred look into prison life. if you are facing the possibility of prison time, there are many tips and guidelines in this book that will be invaluable

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  • Jozer Mozer
  • 08-26-21

brilliant. Entertauning style and informative

Brilliant. Well organised and put together. Informative and useful book for many different people. Entertaining style, quite funny.

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