TRUE STORY: Gang of One by Gary Mulgrew

by |December 14, 2011

GANG OF ONE is an explosive prison memoir with the gritty realism of Midnight Express and the emotional force of The Shawshank Redemption.

Imagine you’re a 35 year old, white, British, middle-class business man sentenced to three years in Big Spring, one of America’s most notorious prisons. You’ve been told that if get into any trouble, your sentence will be doubled. You’ve just said goodbye to your lawyer. You’re on your own.

You are a GANG OF ONE.

In the relentless heat of the desert, seven hundred men were crammed into a space meant for four hundred. Fights, murders and month-long lock-downs were commonplace. The guards – armed, untrained, on low wages – left the running of the jail to the gangs.

Told with wit and humanity, GANG OF ONE shows a man constantly confronted by the moral and physical challenges of prison life, where everyone is encouraged to turn their back and ‘see nuthin”.

Gary’s choice – to walk away and let a man die, or intervene and lose the chance to get home – makes GANG OF ONE a book as unforgettable as it is enthralling.

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About the Author: Gary Mulgrew was born in Glasgow in 1962 and lived there until he graduated from the University of Strathclyde. He joined NatWest Bank in 1983 and worked for them in Manchester, London, Tokyo and New York before joining the Royal Bank of Canada in 2000. His banking career ended in June 2002 when he was indicted by the U.S. authorities for allegedly defrauding NatWest.

After years of court battles and a high profile public campaign, he and two other members of the ‘NatWest Three’ were eventually extradited to America. Two years of detention in Houston, Texas were followed by two years in seven different prisons in the United States and England until his full release in early 2010. He now runs a number of successful businesses in the south of England, supported by his bankers, NatWest.

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  • December 15, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Looks interesting. It also recalls the godfather: don’t trust anyone but the family. I’ll read this book because it is true that in life you’re always on your own.

  • Adam

    January 22, 2012 at 6:17 am

    I’ve read only an excerpt from his book and I’m am so angry. He’s a liar and a fool. I served six years in Big Spring FCI and this guy has no clue what he’s talking about. Grrrrrrrrrr.

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