Inside Job

Treating Murderers and Sex Offenders. The Life of a Prison Psychologist.

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Pub Date 18 Aug 2022 | Archive Date Not set

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And here I am. Totally alone in a cell with a convicted sex offender who is free to do what he wants. There is no officer. No handcuffs. No radio. Only the man across the desk and me. He looks more petrified than I do.

HMP Graymoor. One of the UK’s most notorious prisons. Home to nearly 800 murderers, rapists and child molesters.

Reporting for her first shift inside is Rebecca: twenty-two, newly graduated – and about to sit down with some of the country’s most dangerous criminals.

In this gripping, hard-hitting memoir, forensic psychologist Dr Rebecca Myers revisits her time in the ‘Hot Seat’ with Graymoor’s infamous inmates – who might not be as different to us as we think.

This is as close as we can get to knowing what really goes on inside the damaged minds behinds bars.

And here I am. Totally alone in a cell with a convicted sex offender who is free to do what he wants. There is no officer. No handcuffs. No radio. Only the man across the desk and me. He...


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Incredibly fascinating, interesting book.
Horrific accounts of what these men did,
I enjoyed the therapy session accounts, very insightful, particularly when the writer comes to realise she/we all have our problems, albeit not the same as the perpetrators!
Great book & thanks to Netgalley for a copy.

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This is a no holds barred kind of book. Absolutely fascinating reading about the experiences of a prison psychologist, working with some of the worst offenders in the country. In parts it was pretty upsetting reading about what the victims had been put through or even prison officers etc. being taken hostage. I didn’t want to put it down, because even though the subject matter was graphic the book is fascinating.
I have to stand up and take my hat off to the people who worked in this environment; putting their lives at risk on a daily basis and all because they wanted to help offenders admit that what they did was wrong and maybe find a way to cope with their anger, outbursts etc. Not always possible but the author and her colleagues did try.
Definitely one to read but maybe during the day.

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A really insightful read following psychologist Dr Rebecca Myers through the process of attempted rehabilitation of a small group of sex offenders and murderers. I became really invested in each of the offenders journeys and have the upmost respect for the work put into a mostly thankless task of offender rehabilitation.

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Fascinating and heartfelt insight into a programme to treat sexual offenders in a maximum security prison

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