"Prison On An L Plate" is the first in a planned series of books based on Dan's true-life experiences of Category B, C and D prisons over two and a half years.
Dan explodes many popular myths and tells you what it is really like to be an offender entering the UK prison system for the first time.
Find out what sort of people you can expect to meet in the average prison (you will be surprised).
Learn 'The Rules': A unique set of 21 must-read guidelines which Dan created and used to navigate his way safely through a first-time prison sentence.
Dan writes in a straightforward, friendly manner and doesn't hold back from difficult subjects. His frankness is what really separates him from other writers on the subject, and he doesn't let his ego get in the way of expressing his true feelings.
- A highly readable, thorough and information-packed guide to prison for the first time prisoner
- Written by an ex-prisoner who served two and a half years in Category B, C and D conditions
- Essential reading for anyone facing a prison sentence, as well as their families and friends
- Gives a valuable and fascinating insight into life in a UK jail for absolutely anyone interested in the subject
- Balances essential information with interesting and at times equal parts amusing and sad descriptions of the author’s personal experience of prison
- Introduces the reader to ‘The Rules’, a truly unique list of 21 guidelines which the author created to safely navigate his way through prison
In 2009, Dan Angelino was arrested and charged for a non-violent firearms offence, and in 2010 he received a ‘mandatory’ 5 year prison sentence.
As a married, formerly law-abiding and respectable 30-something professional, this was definitely not something he had ever considered would happen to him, and he found himself woefully ill-prepared for the alien environment that he was thrust into. During his time on police bail he had tried to find out what prison would be like, but discovered that information was very thin on the ground.
Dan wrote this book in the hope that other people who find themselves in a similar situation will not have to feel as ill-prepared as he was, and he firmly believes that if he had had access to a book like this, then his initial weeks and months in prison would have been much easier.
The book is logically structured and takes the reader on a chronological journey from arrest, bail and court all of the way through the various stages of prison (including life in Category B, C and D or ‘open’ conditions) to release and life after jail.
It answers most questions that anyone facing the prospect of prison might have, including:
- How should you prepare for court?
- What should you pack for prison?
- Are you allowed money, and what can you spend it on?
- How should you act around other prisoners?
- What is the food like?
- What is there to do in prison?
And, of course:
- Do you need to worry about dropping the soap in the showers?!
NOTE: I AM PLEASED TO REPORT THAT THE BOOK HAS NOW BEEN PROOF-READ PROPERLY SO THE EDITING ERRORS MENTIONED IN EARLIER REVIEWS HAVE BEEN RECTIFIED!