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A Prison Diary (original 2002; edition 2004)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0330418599, Diary)'The sun is shining through the bars of my window on what must be a glorious summer day. I've been incarcerated in a cell five paces by three for twelve and a half hours, and will not be let out again until midday; eighteen and a half hours of solitary confinement. There is a child of seventeen in the cell below me who has been charged with shoplifting - his first offence, not even convicted - and he is being locked up for eighteen and a half hours, unable to speak to anyone. This is Great Britain in the twenty-first century, not Turkey, not Nigeria, not Kosovo, but Britain.' On Thursday 19 July 2001, after a perjury trial lasting seven weeks, Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in jail. He was to spend the first twenty-two days and fourteen hours in HMP Belmarsh, a double A-Category high-security prison in South London, which houses some of Britain's most violent criminals. This is the author's daily record of the time he spent there.
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Jeffrey Archer believed that by writing this diary during his incarceration he would preserve his sanity. Eschewing profit, he instructed his publisher to give all proceeds to charity. His book is an extraordinary memoir of his stay at Belmarsh which opened his eyes to the injustices of the British penal system. Originally published: London: Macmil.
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