THE BARLINNIE STORY Riots, Death, Retribution and Redemption in Scotland's Infamous Prison

Author: Jeffrey (Robert)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
Edition Details: 2nd Edn. (1st pub. 2009)
Book Condition: NrF
ISBN: 9781845023348
Price: 3.00
Softcover. Barlinnie is one of the most notorious prisons in the world and for a hundred years it has held Glasgow's toughest and most violent men, swept up from the city streets. Ten men died on its gallows in the infamous Hanging Shed, including serial killer Peter Manuel. It has sparked rooftop protests and cell block riots, and been home to godfathers of crime like Arthur Thompson Snr and Walter Norval. Barlinnie was also the scene of one of the most controversial experiments in penal history, the Special Unit, where the likes of Jimmy Boyle and Hugh Collins were at the centre of a fierce battle between those who see prison as retribution and those who regard it as a step on the road to redemption, even for the most evil killers. Paul Ferris, T. C. Campbell and gangleaders galore have languished behind its grim walls and, a hundred years on, Barlinnie still makes headlines. This is its fascinating, turbulent story. With Barlinnie Timeline, Governors of Barlinnie Prison + Index. 244pp. trade size softcover. With the remnants of a previous owner's b/plate to inside fr. cover o/w Nr. F. with no creasing to covers.


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