A Prison Diary, Purgatory, Volume II

On August 9, 2001, 22 days after Jeffrey — now known as Prisoner FF8282 — was sentenced to four years in prison for perjury, he was transferred from a maximum security prison in London to HMP Wayland, a medium security prison in Norfolk.

The second novel in the Prison Diary series.

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Synopsis

Synopsis

On August 9, 2001, 22 days after Jeffrey — now known as Prisoner FF8282 — was sentenced to four years in prison for perjury, he was transferred from a maximum security prison in London to HMP Wayland, a medium security prison in Norfolk.

For the next 67 days, as he waited to be reclassified for an “open,” minimum security prison, he encountered not only the daily degradations of a dangerously overstretched prison system but also the spirit and courage of his fellow inmates.

First published in 2003 – Macmillan.

Reviews

“As always, Archer’s writing style flows with a freedom that makes the book hard to put down, while the fly-on-the-wall perspective makes it even more compelling. Pack it in your hand luggage next time you go on holiday, and the flight will pass in a flash!”

“The insight into the idiosyncracies and foibles (and sometimes, downright sheer idiocy) of the British prison system is very amusing, but from Lord Archer’s point of view could certainly be frustrating. I read and enjoyed Hell and this one is no less well-written. “