British prisoners showed the most amazing ingenuity and determination to turn their camp into a hive of every kind of activity.
When economist Vicky Pryce admitted taking speeding points meant for her former husband, the ex-Cabinet minister Chris Huhne, she found herself convicted of perverting...
Fyodor Vasilevich Mochulsky
The searing accounts of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Evgeniia Ginsberg and Varlam Shalamov opened the world's eyes to the terrors of the Soviet Gulag. But not until now has...
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After twenty five years' operational service as a prison governor and inspector, no one is better qualified than John Podmore to provide an account of what is wrong with Britain's...
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr I.; Willets,...
Volume 3 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's moving account of resistance within the Soviet labor camps and his own release after eight years
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr I.; Whitney,...
Volume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret...
Giovanni Battista Piranesi; Philip...
A classic satire, admired by Bertholt Brecht and Dylan Thomas, Duff's polemic makes it clear that whatever else capital punishment may be said to be - justice, vengeance, a deterrent...
Forget You Had a Daughter is the extraordinary story of an ordinary British woman who made a mistake that changed the rest of her life.
When prison privatisation began in the United States in the early 1980s, many policy analysts claimed that the result would be higher costs, declining quality, and an...
Anton Chekhov; Brian Reeve
Highly valuable both as a detailed depiction of the Tsarist system of penal servitude and as an insight into Chekhov's motivations and objectives for visiting the colony and writing the...
Executions have played a crucial - if grisly and controversial - part in British history and provided the bloody climax to many a life, from Mary, Queen of Scots, Charles...