Inside Rikers

Stories from the World's Largest Penal Colony
Product Number: EB00096281
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429937603
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Description

Rikers Island-just six miles from the Empire State Building-is one of the largest, most complex and most expensive penal institutions in the world, yet most New Yorkers couldn't find it on a map. Jennifer Wynn, the director of the Fresh Start program at Rikers, takes readers into the jails and then back out-to the communities where her students were born and raised. She chronicles their journeys as they struggle to "go straight" and find respect in a city that fears and rejects them. Part memoir, part social commentary, Inside Rikers details the author's experiences on Rikers. Wynn offers a compelling portrait of its 18,000 inmates and how Rikers was transformed from one of the most violent jails into one of the safest.

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Author(s): Jennifer Wynn
Original Publish Date: Jul 24, 2002

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