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    The Governor: My Life Inside Britain’s Most Notorious Prisons

    by Vanessa Frake ...
    Narrated by Vanessa Frake ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 7 min

    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLERAs seen on This MorningBack in the day, I was Governor of Security and Operations for HMP Wormwood Scrubs. If you’re easily shocked or offended, you best look away now…Having worked for 16 years in a high-security women’s prison dealing with the likes of Rosemary West and Myra Hindley, Vanessa Frake thought she’d seen it all. That was until she was transferred to ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Prison Diary Volume I

    Hell

    Narrated by Andrew Sachs ...
    series The Prison Diaries #1

    Abridged

    5 hours 33 min

    The sun is shining through the bars of my window on what must be a glorious summer day. I've been incarcerated in a cell five paces by three for twelve and a half hours, and will not be let out again until midday; eighteen and a half hours of solitary confinement. There is a child of seventeen in the cell below me who has been charged with shoplifting - his first offence, not even convicted - and ... Read more

    $17.02 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The New Jim Crow

    Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colourblindness

    Narrated by Karen Chilton ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 14 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The New Jim Crow written by Michelle Alexander, read by Karen Chilton.Once in a great while a book comes along that radically changes our understanding of a crucial political issue and helps to fuel a social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Lawyer and activist Michelle Alexander offers a stunning account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in ... Read more

    $22.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century

    Narrated by Jame Gillies ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 39 min

    Based on the rare and until now overlooked journal of a Renaissance-era executioner, the noted historian Joel F. Harrington's The Faithful Executioner takes us deep inside the alien world and thinking of Meister Frantz Schmidt of Nuremberg, who, during forty-five years as a professional executioner, personally put to death 394 individuals and tortured, flogged, or disfigured many hundreds more. ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Inside Parkhurst

    Stories of a Prison Officer

    Narrated by David John ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 28 min

    THE FASCINATING SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLERAssaults. Riots. Cell fires. Medical emergencies. Understaffed wings. Suicides. Hooch. Weapons. It's all in a week's work at HMP Parkhurst.After 28 years working as a prison officer, with 22 years at HMP Parkhurst, once one of Britain's most high security prisons, David Berridge has had to deal with it all: serial killers and gangsters, terrorists and ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Inside Broadmoor

    The Sunday Times Bestseller

    Narrated by Karl Jenkinson ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 35 min

    The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller'There is time and then there is Broadmoor time.'Broadmoor. Few place names in the world have such chilling resonance. For over 150 years, it has contained the UK's most violent, dangerous and psychopathic.Since opening as an asylum for the criminally insane in 1863 it has housed the perpetrators of many of the most shocking crimes in history; including Jack the ... Read more

    $62.69 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Prayer before Dawn

    A Nightmare in Thailand

    by Billy Moore ...
    Narrated by Rupert Farley ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 56 min

    A Prayer before Dawn is the true story of one man’s fight to survive inside KlongPrem prison, the notorious Bangkok Hilton. Billy Moore traveled toThailand to escape a life of drug addiction and alcoholism. He managed toovercome his inner demons for a time but relapsed after trying ya ba, ahighly addictive form of methamphetamine. Moore’s life quickly descendedinto chaos, drug dealing, and ... Read more

    $20.89 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Condemned

    The Transported Men, Women and Children Who Built Britain's Empire

    by Graham Seal ...
    Narrated by Nigel Patterson ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 5 min

    In the early seventeenth century, Britain took ruthless steps to deal with its unwanted citizens, forcibly removing men, women, and children from their homelands and sending them to far-flung corners of the empire to be sold off to colonial masters. This oppressive regime grew into a brutal system of human bondage which would continue into the twentieth century. Drawing on firsthand accounts, ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Man Who Came Uptown

    One of The Times ‘Best Crime Novels of the Decade'

    Narrated by James Shippy ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 1 min

    Anna Byrne is a jailhouse librarian. Most days, she loves her job and shares the life-affirming power of books to people who would have no hope without them. Often, she can get too close and forget some of these men are dangerous criminals.But some of them never had a chance. Like Michael Hudson, who's been locked up awaiting trial before his sudden release. He's happy and relieved but can't shake ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Prison: A Survival Guide

    Unabridged

    5 hours 18 min

    Penguin presents the audio edition of Prison: A Survival Guide, written by Carl Cattermole. Read by Carl Cattermole, Darcey Hartley, Julia Howard, Elliot Murawski, Lisa Selby and Adam Gallagher.The cult guide to UK prisons by Carl Cattermole – now fully updated and featuring contributions from female and LGBTQI prisoners, as well as from family on the outside.Contains:Blood ... ... Read more

    $18.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Devil’s Defender

    My Odyssey through American Criminal Justice from Ted Bundy to the Kandahar Massacre

    Narrated by Joe Barrett ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 42 min

    In the tradition of bestselling legal memoirs from Johnnie Cochran, F. Lee Bailey, Gerry Spence, and Alan Dershowitz, John Henry Browne’s The Devil’s Defender recounts his tortuous education in what it means to be an advocate—and a human being.For the last four decades, Browne has defended the indefensible. From Facebook folk hero the “Barefoot Bandit” Colton Moore, to Benjamin Ng of the Wah Mee ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Rethinking Incarceration

    Advocating for Justice That Restores

    Narrated by Mirron Willis ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 16 min

    The United States has 5 percent of the world's population but 25 percent of the world's incarcerated. We have more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. There are more jails and prisons than degree-granting colleges and universities, and in many places more people live behind bars than on college campuses. Mass incarceration ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The General

    The ordinary man who challenged Guantanamo

    Unabridged

    6 hours 54 min

    On 11 September 2001, in a café in London, Ahmed Errachidi watched as the twin towers collapsed. He was appalled by the loss of innocent life. But he couldn’t possibly have predicted how much of his own life he too would lose because of that day.In a series of terrible events, Ahmed was sold by the Pakistanis to the Americans in the diplomatic lounge at Islamabad airport and spent five and a half ... Read more

    $18.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Down in the Chapel

    Religious Life in an American Prison

    by Joshua Dubler ...
    Narrated by Rodney Gardiner ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 59 min

    A bold andprovocative interpretation of one of the most religiously vibrant places inAmerica—a state penitentiaryBaraka, Al, Teddy, and Sayyid—four black men from SouthPhiladelphia, two Christian and two Muslim—are serving life at Pennsylvania’smaximum-security Graterford Prison. All of them work in Graterford’s chapel, aplace that is at once a sanctuary for religious contemplation and an arena ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Digitize and Punish

    Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age

    Narrated by Leon Nixon ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 6 min

    The US Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that law enforcement agencies have access to more than 100 million names stored in criminal history databases. In some cities, 80 percent of the black male population is registered in these databases. Digitize and Punish explores the long history of digital computing and criminal justice, revealing how big tech, computer scientists, university ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    City of Inmates

    Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965

    Narrated by Lisa Reneé Pitts ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 13 min

    City of Inmates explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world's leading incarcerator. Marshaling more than two centuries of evidence, historian Kelly Lytle Hernandez unmasks how histories of native elimination, immigrant exclusion, and black disappearance drove the rise of incarceration in Los Angeles. In this telling, which spans from the Spanish colonial era to the ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    De fordømtes legion

    by Sven Hazel ...
    Narrated by Jesper Borup ...
    series Sven Hazel #1

    Unabridged

    9 hours 33 min

    De fordømtes legionCHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE: "ET MESTERVÆRK"Manglen på mandskab får Hitler til at udnytte enhver mulighed for at indkalde til krigstjeneste. Kriminelle, politiske fanger og desertører bliver benådet og kommanderet i krig. De havner alle i en straffebataillon og bliver tildelt de værste opgaver. Kadaverdisciplinen er rå. Mindst tyve gange om dagen bliver de under forbandelser og ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

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    Punished

    Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys

    Narrated by Rudy Sanda ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 47 min

    Victor Rios grew up in the ghetto of Oakland, California, in the 1980s and 90s. A former gang member and juvenile delinquent, Rios managed to escape the bleak outcome of many of his friends and earned a PhD at Berkeley and returned to his hometown to study how inner-city young Latino and African American boys develop their sense of self in the midst of crime and intense policing. Punished examines ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    One More Chance

    A gripping page-turner set in a women's prison

    by Lucy Ayrton ...
    Narrated by Charlie Sanderson ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 55 min

    'A stunning debut . . . I loved every page' CLARE MACKINTOSH'I loved this book. Its witchy, and sweaty and unputdownable. It takes a traditional thriller structure and turns it on it's head' DAISY JOHNSON'Refreshing, heartbreaking and magical . . . Every mother should read this' CATH WEEKS'A riveting and utterly convincing story, that shines a light on the shadows between right and... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Fighting for My Life

    A Prisoner's Story of Redemption

    by Billy Moore ...
    Narrated by Stephen Walters ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 30 min

    'The next round in Billy's fight is pain-racked, frank and reflective . . . an inspiring piece from a man who's been to hell and back and has the scars to prove it'JOE COLE'Brutally honest, dark and disturbing. A book that tells of the reality of drugs and a failing prison system'NEIL SAMWORTH, author of Strangeways: A Prison Officer's Story'Billy Moore writes with such a tragic authenticity that ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Adnan's Story

    The Case That Inspired the Podcast Phenomenon Serial

    by Rabia Chaudry ...
    Narrated by Rabia Chaudry ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 30 min

    'The first letter I received after being arrested in 1999 was from Rabia. Since that time until now, she has believed in my innocence and been committed to my exoneration. . . . [T]here is no one better to help tell my story, and no one that I trust more to tell it, than Rabia.' Adnan SyedOn February 28, 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ... Read more

    $18.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Caught

    The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics

    Narrated by Janet Metzger ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 49 min

    A major reappraisal of crime and punishment in America The huge prison buildup of the past four decades has few defenders, yet reforms to reduce the numbers of those incarcerated have been remarkably modest. Meanwhile, an ever-widening carceral state has sprouted in the shadows, extending its reach far beyond the prison gate. It sunders families and communities and reworks conceptions of democracy ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Freeing David McCallum

    The Last Miracle of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter

    Unabridged

    9 hours 20 min

    In April 2014, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter died after a long battle with cancer. David McCallum was exonerated and freed two months later, after serving twenty-nine years in prison.This is the story of how Carter and his friend and coauthor Ken Klonsky worked for ten years to help free the wrongfully convicted McCallum, along with a group of committed friends and professionals. It details their ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Pen Pal (Prison Letters From A Free Spirit On Slow Death Row)

    Unabridged

    5 hours 5 min

    Tiyo Attallah Salah-El died in 2018 on “Slow Death Row” while serving a life sentence in a Pennsylvania prison. He was a man with a dizzying array of talents and vocations: author, scholar, teacher, musician, and activist: he was the founder of the Coalition for the Abolition of Prisons. He was also, as is apparent from the letters written over a decade and half to his friend Paul Alan Smith that ... Read more

    $22.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial