INSIDE RIKERS: Stories from the World’s Largest Penal Colony. Jennifer Wynn, Author. St. Martin’s $ (p) ISBN Jennifer Wynn, the director of the Fresh Start program at Rikers, takes readers into the Part memoir, part social commentary, Inside Rikers details the author’s . An observant journalist whose experiences at Rikers Island have turned her into an advocate for criminal-justice reform shows us the grim lives.

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The inmates say it”s “the longest bridge in the world,” taking “just minutes to cross over, but eternity to cross back. Customers who viewed this item wyn viewed.

Nette Andy added it Jan 28, I had to read for school, but I couldn’t put it down. Two Staten Island ferries, converted into floating detention centers, are docked off the northern tip of the island and together hold over prisoners. Read more Read less. Return to Book Page. Signs prohibiting cameras, tape recorders, cell phones, beepers, and weapons plaster the walls.

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Sasha Abramsky Limited preview – He was a light-skinned black, of average build, and looked to be in his early forties. Part memoir, part social commentary, Inside Rikers details the author’s experiences on Rikers. Trivia About Inside Rikers: Although his female victims described his appearance as ordinary, I figured he must have some kind of charisma given the effect he”d had on them and the money he”d conned from them.


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. As any visitor can attest, penetrating Rikers Island is a punishing experience. David BrothertonLuis Barrios No preview available – It was never able to get into a “flow” the makes reading a pleasure. He took off after Rivera and nabbed him as he ducked into an idling cab.

I believe that putative measures absolutely have jennifsr place in our penal system. Visitors file into the Control Building, where they must produce validphoto ID before they proceed deeper into the bowels of the jails. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in rilers to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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With that in mind, this book was published a while ago and I would think that some these problems have been delt with or added tobut I always enjoy reading of past problems and seeing how far we have come. I truly feel that the free population could really benefit from hearing from more perspectives and to help break stigmas that only work against the very people spoken about in this book to move toward a better society. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


Inside Rikers

He raised his head: Explore the Home Gift Guide. Five hundred bucks and you”re in. Not only do you get a feel for the size and condition of the prison on Rikers, but you also get to meet inmates and correctional officers. Martin’s Griffin first published The program is designed to help give inmates a chance at a real job in the community and uses techniques such as writing assignments and job skills.

While the title of this book would indicate that it is a look inside Rikers Island and the prison colonies that are located there, it is so much more. To ask other readers questions about Inside Rikersplease sign up.

Jessie Sell rated it really liked it Aug 25, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Published July 24th by St. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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