Inside: One Man's Experience of Prison

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John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, Feb 13, 2012 - Social Science
This is a true story of a journey to hell and back. In 1994 John Hoskison was a young and successful professional golfer. One night, after a game, he accepted a few drinks. Later, while driving home, he hit a cyclist he hadn't seen, and killed him. Hoskison knew he would never escape the pain he'd caused and felt a prison sentence was justified. As a non-violent first offender, he could have expected to serve part of his sentence in a open prison, but was instead consigned to the toughest in Britton; a place of medieval-like squalor and violence."This is a must read book. Not just an insight into how prison really is but a real life story that illustrates just how quickly your life can turn upside down. There but for the grace of God..." ~John Francome, Author and Champion Jockey."...a searingly honest account. John Hoskison tells it like it is, as opposed to what gets portrayed on TV or at the cinema." ~Professor David Wilson, Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University; former Prison Governor. January, 2012

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Driving home one night after drinking at his club, British golf pro John Hoskison collides with and kills a cyclist in a dark country lane. The law takes its course and Hoskison is sentenced to three ... Read full review

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John Hoskison is the author of several books.  Some are about his profession - golf.  However, due to a catastrophic mistake he spent time in some of Britain's toughest jails.  Inside - One man's Experience of Prison was hailed as a brave and important book by Sir David Ramsbotham and it has added a great deal to the debate about prisons.  

The book is an emotional roller coaster taking the reader through the forgiveness John receives to his eventual release.  It's a must read for anyone interested in how to face adversity.

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