A Turnkey or Not?: The Autobiography of Tony Levy
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Author:
Tony Levy




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Autobiography/True Crime


Brief Description: A chance meeting on holiday in Majorca changed Tony Levy’s life forever and launched him into a 25-year career in a job that he never would’ve considered previously: working in Her Majesty’s Prison Service.
This book catalogues Tony’s personal experiences of working as a prison officer, from his early days at high-security HMP Pentonville to his final years in therapy-based HMP Grendon. Filled with interesting observations and incidences, hilarious wind-ups and memorable characters, this autobiography is the story of a journey, from the happiest days in what will always be a potentially volatile environment to a complete state of disillusionment as an ‘old dinosaur’ that no longer fitted into the modern prison service world.
Tony gives an honest account of his feelings, as someone who would never be a yes man and toe the party line, in the face of a constantly changing environment that had become increasingly controlled by political correctness gone mad and by budgetary needs rather than human needs. He was a man who cared, and even though his heart was sucked out of his job, he never lost his dignity or respect. Most importantly, he would never allow himself to be reduced to just a turnkey.

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About the Author: Tony Levy is a 60-year-old Tottenham-born family man and former prison officer. After spending 25 years in the UK’s prison service, and having become increasingly disillusioned with stifling modern prison service politics and practices, in 2008 he took his pension pot and ran, moving to Spain to spend his early retirement in the sun. He and his wife, however, have now moved back to the UK temporarily due to the current economic climate. This autobiography about his prison service life is Tony’s first book.


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Publication Date:10 December 2011
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ISBN 13:
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Page Extent:250
Book Size:210x148mm
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Publication Date:10 December 2011
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