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Howard, Paul (1996) The Joy. Dublin: O'Brien Press .

One man's story of life in "The Joy" - compulsive, chilling and frank. A no-holds-barred account of a criminal's time in the notorious Dublin prison, as revealed to journalist Paul Howard. This extraordinary life story tells it all. The desperate lifestyle of a junkie; bullying and savage beatings among the prisoners; ingenious drug-smuggling ploys; the despairing cry for help of a failed suicide attempt. But alongside the pain there is humor - from the hilarity of World Cup celebrations to the distraction of a beautiful aerobics teacher, from binging on altar wine to the shortest-ever 'hunger strike'. The first ever glimpse of Mountjoy Prison - from the inside. This title is illustrated with black & white photographs


Item Type
Book
Date
1996
Call No
MO4.12, VH4.2 Dublin
Pages
188 p.
Publisher
O'Brien Press
Place of Publication
Dublin
ISBN
0-86278-491-3
Keywords
AOD use, imprisonment, jail, Prisoner, Dublin, prison
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 1056 (Available)

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