History & True Crime

Inside Wakefield by Jonathan Levi and Emma French is published today


Congratulations to Jonathan Levi and Emma French as Inside Wakefield Prison: Life Behind Bars in the Monster Mansion is published today by John Blake Publishing.

HMP Wakefield. ‘Monster Mansion’. Hell to be inside. Almost impossible to escape.

Jonathan Levi and Emma French are the perfect authors to give chilling insight into all the terrible men who have served time there. After detailing the shocking truth of life in Britain’s most high-profile psychiatric hospital in their bestselling book Inside Broadmoor, now they will take readers behind bars in this, the UK’s most notorious prison.

Inside Wakefield Prison traces its long and intriguing history, from when it was first built in 1594 all the way up to the present day. Today, just over 750 of the country’s most dangerous offenders are kept there, including ‘Hannibal the Cannibal’ Robert Maudsley, notorious killer Jeremy Bamber and former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins.

Featuring all the sinister and truly horrifying stories that have emerged from the prison, as well as new unheard tales, this book will fascinate and shock readers on every page. Told with the help of interviews with staff, experts – and even in the words of the prisoners themselves – this is a no-holds-barred journey into the dark.

Inside Wakefield Prison: Life Behind Bars in the Monster Mansion is out now. 

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