The Governor


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Vanessa Frake-Harris has seen it all. From dealing with violent prisoners, celebrities and politicians to busting drug rings, catching corrupt staff and being subjected to brutal attacks, this hard-hitting but often humorous event lifts the lid on life behind bars with honesty and in unflinching detail. Having risen through the ranks of the prison to become Governor, Vanessa was awarded an MBE in 2012. She left the service in 2013 and her recent book The Governor is a Sunday Times bestseller.

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