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The Goldfish Bowl: Inside the Hard and Secret World of a Lifer

The Goldfish Bowl: Inside the Hard and Secret World of a Lifer

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1996
ISBN
1856851079
ISBN13
9781856851077
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An account of life in Kingston prison, the only prison in Europe dedicated to prisoners serving life sentences, told from the inside by an ex-lifer, and describing the experiences of a variety of characters amongst the tense, violent atmosphere of the institution.

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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 published similar books depicting life in prison. In 2003, he gained a masters degree in Crimin...more