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A Filmmaker Put Away for Tax Fraud Takes Us Inside a British Prison

Jun 01, 2020 - The New York Times

In “A Bit of a Stretch,” Chris Atkins writes about the nine months he spent at Wandsworth, one of the largest, oldest and unruliest prisons in Britain.

There’s lockdown, and then there’s lockdown. Chris Atkins, a successful English filmmaker, got involved in a tax-dodging scheme to finance a documentary. He was sentenced to five years in prison, and was sent to Wandsworth — one of the largest, oldest and unruliest prisons in Britain. If he stood on the dismal toilet in his cell, ...