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Killing time : surviving Dubai's most notorious prisons

Williams, Karl2016
Karl Williams was on holiday in Dubai, living it large with two English friends, when they were accused of drug dealing, arrested, and tortured by police. They were innocent, but the authorities didn't care. And so began their year-long nightmare as they were locked up in Port Rashid where prisoners of all nationalities were crammed into stinking cells, violence could erupt in seconds, and control of the jail was in the hands of a few powerful inmates. Unless you knew the right people and could work the system, you were screwed. Karl was a survivor and managed to rise up the prison pecking order, making friends with local gangsters, Russian mafia and other assorted murderers, drug dealers, fraudsters and hapless innocents he encountered behind bars. But it was hard to stay positive when facing life or the death penalty...
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Killing time : surviving Dubai's most notorious prisons / Karl Williams, with Justin Penrose.
London : Sidgwick & Jackson, 2016.
336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.
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