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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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Gabriela marked it as to-read Sep 15, Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Rivera would tell her to meet him later in the evening and the card would be ready. Nikki rated it it was amazing Dec 25, For a month I tried to arrange the interview, but my calls to the Department of Correction”s Public Information Office went unreturned.
What happened to “please”? On the flip side, one of her “failures” asks, “I live in the best Wynn uses firsthand narratives of prisoners she’s worked with to illustrate the Kafka-esque difficulties convicts face on the road to rehabilitation. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. At the high point of the bridge, the view is surreal. Selected pages Title Page.
The only way that will happen is if we start spending money on positive, reformative, preventative initiatives as well as putative. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Correction officials say that the. Her lively prose, with its refreshing lack of “street” pretensions and her emphasis on the forlorn dignity in humanity subjugated by large-scale imprisonment, make this an unusually stirring example of the “teacher in prison” subgenre and a worthwhile companion to books like Ted Conover’s NBCC Award—winning Newjack and Joseph T.
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Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Emmanuel rated it it was amazing Jun 25, See all Editorial Reviews. Sep 21, Elyssa rated it liked it Shelves: The Best Books of I couldn”t believe my luck: He”d been thirty seconds into his rap when she started screaming: Street Politics and the The inmates say it”s “the longest bridge in the world,” taking “just minutes to cross over, but eternity to cross back.
Let there be no doubt about it, a criminal habit is no different from any other bad habit, like say smoking. Melissa Carr rated it it was amazing Dec 26, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Her portrait of Rikers as a miniature, punitive Gotham is colorful and complex; moreover, it forces us to acknowledge the inequalities and intricacies of life behind bars, which those ex-convicts continue to face once they step off this island, headed for either prison upstate or to freedom.
INSIDE RIKERS: Stories from the World’s Largest Penal Colony
She chronicles their journeys as they struggle to “go straight” and find respect in a city that fears and rejects them. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Sasha Abramsky Limited preview – Special Frauds described him as a “predator,” a highly skilled con artist who posed as a casting director and riiers his victims he”d make them stars.
Then again, I thought, what could he really do to me? Stories from the World’s Largest Penal Colony.
Even though its from almost 16 years ago, still show the real problem of our criminal justice system. An observant journalist whose experiences at Rikers Island have turned her into an advocate for criminal-justice reform shows us the grim lives of prisoners before, during, and after their incarceration.
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The regulars, mostly mothers or grandmothers with toddlers, collect their inmate care packages, flick their cigarettes, and board the bus to Rikers. Jennifer Wynn, the director of the Fresh Start program at Rikers, takes readers into the jails and then back Wynn presents a penetrating exploration of inmates’ lives in New York’s “vast penal colony,” Rikers Island. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Emmanuel rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Sean Puig rated it liked it Aug 03, Why do we not have as much focus on mental rehab facilities when it is generally know that the majority of offenders suffer from some form of mental or drug problems?
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