INSIDE ALLENWOOD

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

Inside Allenwood tells the true story of Giles Darby, a British banker who was extradited to the United States and locked up with mobsters and murderers on account of his entanglement in a $7m wire-fraud case. George co-wrote the book with Giles, turning a stack of raw, handwritten prison letters into the story of a man who had it all… and then lost it.

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 a fraud against NatWest and the collapse of energy giant Enron. The fall of Enron would turn out to be one of the biggest bankruptcy filings in history.

At the time, 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, and not here in the UK. However, nothing could stop the American justice machine once it got started. After 10 gruelling years of appeal, the three defendants each pled guilty to one count of wire fraud. Giles and his former colleagues were separated and jailed, facing 37 long months lost in the dangerous labyrinth of the US prison system.

Focusing on the emotional aftermath of extradition and the shocking realities of life in a foreign prison, Inside Allenwood is an eye-opening appraisal of the American justice system. It is also 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 has reached thousands of readers, shining a light on a world of brutality and injustice most of us could only ever imagine. It is available through Amazon and at all major book sellers, including Foyles and Waterstones.