I Did Penal Servitude by D 83222 (1946)
Book ID: 54062
I Did Penal Servitude by D 83222. Preface by Sean O’Faolain. Dublin: Metropolitan. 1946. Second Impression. Very good copy in faded dust jacket.
An account of a Mayo civil servant, with a gambling problem who embezzled to feed his problem and was given three years in Sligo Gaol. A depressing account of jail life and the difficulties of gainful employment on release.
Also features sidelights of Irish jail history, especially of happenings during the troubled times of 1916-22.