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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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...
In this title, Sue Lees explodes the myths about rape that permeate popular opinion, the press and the legal system. Based on research involving victims' accounts of their experiences, she...
The brank may be described simply as an iron framework; which was placed on the head, closing it in a kind of cage; it had in front a plate of...
Giovanni Battista Piranesi; Philip...
An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag...
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...
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...
The extraordinary human story of London's most infamous prison
An account of one of the world's most notorious drug-smuggler jails.
In his time as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons, Sir David Ramsbotham reported on the failings in the British prison service and made recommendations for their changes. The suggestions...