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Parkhurst Tales: A Murderer's Life in Britain's Toughest Jail

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Revealing the secret world of one of Britain's highest security jails as no one on the outside could possibly imagine, Norman Parker has spent over half his life in prison. He was released from prison after 23 continuous years in prison.
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Published July 1st 2005 by Blake Publishing (first published March 16th 1995)
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Aug 31, 2013 Tanis rated it it was amazing
A pretty shocking read, on the one hand - these people are dangerous criminals and I don't have a lot of sympathy with them having a bit of a tough time in prison. On the other hand I don't agree with torture at all in any form, I find the stories of brutality by the wardens sickening and shameful.

Then again you can't help being drawn in by these characters, you like them, you can't help yourself. Then he tells you something awful about that person and back you go to having no time for them. Th
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Norman Parker served twenty-four years in multiple prisons across the UK, including the notorious HMP Parkhurst, after being convicted of murder in 1970. While incarcerated, Parker spent long periods of time in solitary confinement. He studied and gained an honours Open University degree, and published Parkhurst Tales based on his experiences in the prison. It became a best-seller, and he has publ ...more
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