- Paperback: 259 pages
- Publisher: Milo Books; UK ed. edition (January 6, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1903854865
- ISBN-13: 978-1903854860
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
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Journey to Hell Paperback – January 6, 2009
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The first thing that annoyed me is for someone involved in smuggling £50m hard drugs MacNeil can hardly bring himself to admit he did anything wrong. He almost makes out he is a victim of fate. He says he thought the other two would kill him if he didn't help them. Such nonsense. He was hardly dealing with the mafia.
As for prison life it is hardly in the same bracket as prisons in Thailand or Indonesia. He has his own cell, electricity, toilet, running water and three meals a day. His main gripe is the security guards keep coming in looking for drugs and they bash some of the prisoners around when they are doing it. And lets face it, when you're guilty of smuggling £50 million of drug misery this shouldn't really be a surprise to you. I remember reading Warren Fellows book on life in a Bangkok prison and from what I've read this in comparison is complete luxury.
The worst thing about this book however is the way he comes across as a conceited "know all". He knew he was going to be busted, he knew he could force the prison authorities to make concessions, he knew that any rumours circulating were not true (and everyone else were idiots presumably) and so on. According to MacNeil he virtually single handedly brings around the eradication of the abuse of prisoners.
He only serves about a six year sentence for his crime. He got off easy. I don't think he has a right to complain about anything.