On 9th August 2001, twenty-two days after Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in prison for perjury, he was transferred from HMP Belmarsh, a double-A Category high-security prison in south London, to HMP Wayland, a Category C establishment in Norfolk.
He served sixty-seven days in Wayland and during that time, as this account testifies, encountered not only the daily degradations of a dangerously over-stretched prison service, but the spirit and courage of his fellow inmates...
About the Author
Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include Kane and Abel, A Prisoner of Birth and Cat O' Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 270 million copies. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (sixteen times), short stories (four times) and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). The author is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.
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Comments about A Prison Diary: Volume II - Purgatory:
A starling revelation of what is hidden behind "closed doors"
Series: The Prison Diaries
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: September 2004
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 11.1 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1