Inside Allenwood: The Story of a British Banker in a US Prison is an Amazon bestseller, published by Quiller.

 

Inside Allenwood is the story of Giles Darby, a former British banker who was extradited and jailed on account of his entanglement in a $7m wire-fraud case.

In 2001, Giles and his co-defendants - branded the 'NatWest Three' - became the subjects of extensive media coverage when the US government demanded their extradition in connection with the collapse of energy giant Enron. The fall of Enron would turn out to be one of the biggest bankruptcy filings in history.

The NatWest Three found themselves the centre of a national debate which sought to question why three British citizens accused of defrauding a British bank should be tried in America - a question that found itself in the hands of Prime Minister at the time, Tony Blair. However, after 10 gruelling years of appeal, they each pled guilty to one count of wire fraud, facing up to 37 months in a US prison.

Focusing on the emotional aftermath of extradition and his life in prison, Inside Allenwood is an eye-opening appraisal of the American justice system, and one man's profound story of how he managed to keep his health and sanity intact during the drudgery of lockdown, the dangers of routine violence and the agony of being separated from his young family in UK.

 

Inside Allenwood is available on Amazon and at all major book sellers, including Foyles and Waterstones.

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