Monika Osberghaus, Thomas Engelhardt

In Prison

A Child’s Book about Life behind Bars

The place no one knows

Sina’s father has to go to prison. He has done something bad and now has to answer for it. Sina doesn’t understand what all is happening. She has no idea what the place is like where her Papa is now living. This book is for children like her, as well as for everyone else. Prisons are places that we all know exist, but at the same time, we know next to nothing about them, horrible and interesting as they are.
We accompany Sina’s Papa every step of the way, starting with his first day in prison. We learn all there is about day-to-day life behind bars: what there is to eat, who lives and works there, what a holding cell looks like, what prisoners do with their days. And what it is like when someone comes out of the prison system. Susann Hesselbarth’s lively illustrations move beyond the popular stereotypes of today.

What is life like inside a prison? A fascinating book that provides the answer in a kid-friendly way.

  • Exciting insights into an unknown world
  • To inspire dialogue and contemplation: a mixture of a storybook and a factual resource


Klett Kinderbuch
96 pages, ISBN 978-3-95470-186-5
9. März 2018