Description - Better to be Feared by Sean Bridges
Sean Bridges had never had so much as a parking ticket when he found himself in the dock charged with defrauding friends and business associates out of o11 million. After pleading guilty, the former football club commercial director received a four-year sentence and spent almost fourteen months in the UK s toughest prisons Barlinnie, Saughton and Glenochil. He shared cells with murderers and found himself in an environment where violence, drugs, bullying, corruption and sectarianism were rife. Bridges had to keep his wits about him to survive and, while his intelligence led to clashes with the authorities, he became the prisoners voice in the system when he began to put pen to paper on their behalf. Then, after witnessing a vicious attack that left another prisoner horrifically injured, Bridges vowed to seek vengeance for the victim. Smother is a riveting insight into life behind bars, but it is also a critique of a prison system rife with drugs and violence, and of an antiquated, error-prone criminal-justice code. Bridges highlights the mistakes made with his case and shares the recommendations he made on prison reform, many of which have now been adopted. Sean Bridges exp
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(233mm x 154mm x 19mm)
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Author Biography - Sean Bridges
Sean Bridges is a former businessman who was imprisoned for four years for fraud and served time in some of Britain's toughest jails. An accomplished rugby player, Bridges made his business name in the commercial side of professional sport before his imprisonment. He is married with two grown-up daughters.