WATCH: Prison is not for the faint-hearted

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File: The Weekend Wake Up's book club discusses new releases and favourite reads.

File: The Weekend Wake Up's book club discusses new releases and favourite reads.

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File: The Weekend Wake Up's book club discusses new releases and favourite reads.

File: The Weekend Wake Up's book club discusses new releases and favourite reads.

JOHANNESBURG - Prison is not for the faint-hearted. 

John Fredericks is proof of that - he survived gangsterism in Pollsmoor in the nineteen-sixties, going on to have a movie made about his experience, called "Noem my Skollie".

He's now published a book entitled "Skollie: One man's struggle to survive by telling stories."

Anchor Joanne Joseph spoke to him about his life journey, earlier in the week.