This is a true story of a journey to hell and back.
In 1994 John Hoskison was a highly respected and successful professional golfer. One day after a tournament he shatters his world when he breaks a discipline he has maintained for twenty years and accepts a drink before driving home. The moment of weakness has tragic consequences. On the short journey he hits and kills a cyclist and is sentenced to three years in prison.
Devastated by his actions Hoskison is thrown into an unimaginable world of regret and remorse. He knows he will never escape the pain he had caused and thinks a prison sentence totally justified. Only one thing saves Hoskison - the attitude adopted by the widow. The story describes the incredible forgiveness he receives which acts as the catalyst for his survival.
As a first time offender Hoskison is led to believe he will spend time in an 'open' prison, but instead he spends time in some of the toughest prisons in Britain. The story grips from the start when Hoskison is thrown from the safety of golfing fairways into the medieval squalor of HMP Wandsworth, where heroin is rife, violence lies round every corner and prison officers can throw victims to the hard men.
"This is a must read book. Not just an insight into how prison really is but a real life story that illustrates just how quickly your life can turn upside down. There but for the grace of God..."
John Francome, Bestselling Author and Champion Jockey.
"A journey to hell and back. Entertaining, and 100 times more scary than any drink/drive campaign."
"Ought to be compulsory reading for all Home Office ministers."
Allan Massie - Daily Telegraph
'This brave and important book should be read by all those who have anything to do with the treatment and condition of those committed to our prisons. The book should be made required reading for all those serving in the prison service and those who join in the future. -
Lord Ramsbotham - HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
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Published February 10, 2012
by ePublishing Works!.
Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Sports & Outdoors.