The Barlinnie Story: Riots, Death, Retribution and Redemption in Scotland's Infamous Prison (Paperback)
  • The Barlinnie Story: Riots, Death, Retribution and Redemption in Scotland's Infamous Prison (Paperback)
zoom

The Barlinnie Story: Riots, Death, Retribution and Redemption in Scotland's Infamous Prison (Paperback)

(author)
£7.99
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 29/07/2011
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
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.

Publisher: Black and White Publishing
ISBN: 9781845023348
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm

You may also be interested in...

Forensics
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher
Added to basket
McMafia
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Hotel K
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
World's Top Twenty Worst Crimes
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Real Peaky Blinders
Added to basket
I Am Not A Gangster
Added to basket
The Devil In The White City
Added to basket
Cocky (paperback)
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
The Stranger Beside Me
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Jimmy The Weed
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Added to basket
The Jigsaw Man
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Curse of Brink's-Mat
Added to basket
Rise of the Footsoldier
Added to basket
Girl A
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.