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The Resource A bit of a stretch : the diaries of a prisoner, [written and] read by Chris Atkins

A bit of a stretch : the diaries of a prisoner, [written and] read by Chris Atkins

Label
A bit of a stretch : the diaries of a prisoner
Title
A bit of a stretch
Title remainder
the diaries of a prisoner
Statement of responsibility
[written and] read by Chris Atkins
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Where can a tin of tuna buy you clean clothes? Which British education system struggles with 50% illiteracy? Where do teetotal Muslims attend AA meetings? Where is it easier to get 'spice' than paracetamol? Where does self-harm barely raise an eyebrow? Welcome to Her Majesty's Prison Service, a creaking and surreal world that has been left to rot for decades in the shadows of polite society. Like most people, documentary-maker Chris Atkins didn't spend much time thinking about prisons. But after becoming embroiled in a dodgy scheme to fund his latest film, he was sent down for five years. His new home would be HMP Wandsworth, one of the oldest, largest, and most dysfunctional prisons in Europe. Horrifying, moving, and darkly funny, this is the unvarnished depiction of what he found. With a cast of characters ranging from wily drug dealers to corrupt screws to senior officials bent on endless (and fruitless) reform, this is the reality behind the locked gates. Full of incredible and hilarious stories, A Bit of a Stretch reveals the true scale of our prison crisis and why it is costing us all
Cataloging source
VALP
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1976-
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Atkins, Chris
Dewey number
365.6092
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
PerformerNote
Read by the author
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Audible, Inc
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  • Atkins, Chris
  • H.M. Prison Wandsworth
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons
Target audience
adult
Label
A bit of a stretch : the diaries of a prisoner, [written and] read by Chris Atkins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
0655679318-239
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container.
Edition
MP3 edition ; Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (9 hr., 32 min.)
Isbn
9780655679318
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
MP3 cds can only be played on MP3 compatible sound systems
Label
A bit of a stretch : the diaries of a prisoner, [written and] read by Chris Atkins
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
0655679318-239
Dimensions
12 cm ; in container.
Edition
MP3 edition ; Unabridged.
Extent
1 MP3 CD (9 hr., 32 min.)
Isbn
9780655679318
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
MP3 cds can only be played on MP3 compatible sound systems

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