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Neil Samworth’s Strangeways garners UK press attention


The publication of Neil ‘Sam’ Samworth’s memoir Strangeways has garnered the attention of the UK press.

Sam has been interviewed by  the i, the Daily Express and the BBC. On 15 June, he appeared on the BAFTA-winning current affairs programme, Victoria Derbyshire, which is now streaming on BBC iPlayer. 

Strangeways is the brutally honest account of Sam’s life as a prison officer at the notorious HMP Manchester, popularly know as Strangeways. For over a decade, he was responsible for keeping the UK’s most dangerous criminals in check— gangsters and gangbangers, terrorists and psychopaths, addicts and the mentally ill.  As staffing cuts saw Britain’s prison system descend into crisis, the stress of the job – the suicides, the inhumanity of the system and one assault too many – left him suffering from PTSD.

Strangeways is published by Pan Macmillan and is available from all good book shops. Mammoth Screen have optioned the rights for TV.

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