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Marking Time By Michael Bettsworth

Marking Time by Michael Bettsworth

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Michael Bettsworth, a former headmaster who was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment in 1985 on a sex offence, discusses his experiences of being a prisoner today. His imprisonment was regarded by some as a miscarriage of justice, but his account is not intended to be a personal vindication.

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Marking Time: A Prisoner's Recollection by Michael Bettsworth

In 1985 Michael Bettsworth, a school headmaster served six months in prison. In this often shocking book he describes the humiliation of being branded a "nonce" (sex offender), the petty deprivations of prison life, the harsh restrictions of even a "progressive" open prison and the demoralizing effects of the parole system. Michael Bettsworth poses the crucial question: are the convicted sent to prison as punishment or for punishment? Through his account of the conditons, the relations between prisoners and staff, the stories of his fellow inmates, and the psychological effects on both the prisoner and his family, he provides a thought-provoking insight into one of the most important issues facing society today.

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Marking Time: A Prisoner's Recollection by Michael Bettsworth
Used - Very Good
Pan Macmillan
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