"In all the prison literature I've read, from Gulag Archipelago to An Evil Cradling to Knuckle Sandwich"
Prisoners working to construct Belomorkanal (1932)
Public Domain Prisoners working to construct Belomorkanal (1932)

Nobel Prize winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the author of The Gulag Archipelago (1973), offers a detailed description of the now infamous network of labour and concentration camps that operated across the Soviet union. Some of the accounts are written from his own experiences of a system he compares to an Archipelago, not least because it is only truly understood by those who have inhabited it.

Brian Keenan's four and a half year experience of incarceration at the hands of the Islamic Jihad Organization is detailed in his book An Evil Cradling.