Advancing Australia: Ideas for a Better Country by Watson, John

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ISBN 9781529103496 EBURY PRESS – TRADE – RANDOM HOUSE UK June 2019 Paperback 128 pp

Carl Cattermole is a young ex-inmate and legal reform campaigner. He spent time in five different UK prisons and, sharing cells with international gangsters, drug addicts, psychopaths and sex offenders, he formulated his idea for a book to help inmates cope with the unique challenges of prison life. He has contributed to the BBC, the Guardian, the Daily Mail, and the Mirror on the subject of prisons and prison reform.

An ex-prisoner’s essential guide to what you can expect on the inside if you serve time, originally self-published with over 300,000 downloads, now fully revised and updated.

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‘Essential reading – Will Self

When Carl Cattermole was sentenced to spend time at Her Majesty’s pleasure, he quickly learned that, in order to get by in prison’s unique environment, he’d need to learn a few ground rules. In this essential guide to serving time, he tells you everything you need to know about surviving prison.

From the first day on the wing to the daily grind of meals, jobs and relationships with the outside, as well as navigating the people, procedures and potential dangers of prison life, it’s an indispensable guide to life inside. You’ll learn how to cook curry in a kettle, how to stay free in your mind, how to provide love for your children and how to navigate the sea of acronyms. Both hard-hitting and humorous, it shows that prison is emotional, complicated and diverse in ways you wouldn’t expect.

Already an insider phenomenon with over 300,000 downloads, this edition of Prison- A Survival Guide is fully revised and updated and is by far the most inclusive book on the subject. It features four new expert voices in addition to Carl’s own expertise- an inmate from LGBTQ+ community (Sarah Jane Baker), a female parent inside (Julia Howard), a child coping with a parent behind bars (JoJo Mtumbe), and a partner supporting a serving ex-addict (Lisa Selby).