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Chris Atkins – Time After Time

Time After Time
Chris Atkins

October 19 @ 10:30 11:30

A funny, touching, challenging and campaigning book about our prisons’ crisis by the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Bit of a Stretch.

British prisoners have to endure the most inhumane and barbaric conditions imaginable, so why do so many of them keep going back?

80% of criminals who receive cautions or convictions are reoffenders.
46% of ex-prisoners are re-convicted within a year of leaving prison.
Reoffending costs the taxpayer £18 billion per year.

The numbers are staggering. But the reasons behind them will shock you. Former inmate and documentary maker Chris Atkins has spent the last six years tracking the fortunes of a dozen repeat offenders to understand why the state fails to keep them out of trouble.

Featuring funny, wild and poignant stories, Time After Time exploits Chris’s unprecedented access to the criminal underworld to understand why the system actually makes reoffending all but inevitable for ex-prisoners.

‘Eloquent, witty, engaging and enraged … the most important book you’ll read this year.’ Sathnam Sanghera

‘Chris Atkins brings a unique perspective, an unflinching eye and a dark sense of humour to hidden stories from the underbelly of the British justice system. Time after Time is entertaining, unsettling, illuminating and important.’ Rafael Behr

Chris Atkins is a BAFTA-nominated filmmaker. His documentaries Taking Liberties and Starsuckers were critically acclaimed and made front-page news. He has also worked extensively with Dispatches for Channel 4 and BBC Panorama. Following his release from prison, he is now back in North London, filming documentaries and writing.

This event is kindly sponsored by John and Jennie Paterson

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