An ex-prisoner’s story of how the library inside his prison changed his life, via CILIP.

I had just finished university and was looking forward to my graduation and what felt like a promising future. Suddenly, following what I can only describe as a moment of madness, I found myself in prison, I was devastated.  On remand and locked up for 23 hours a day, not knowing what was going to happen, at my lowest point I didn’t see much of a future after prison.

However, the prison library gave him hope, “…it felt like an oasis away from prison life, where I felt like a person not a prisoner.”

Visit L J Flanders’ website here, for the full story behind his book, Cell Workout.

 

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