9780375726620

Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

ISBN 10: 0375726624 / 0-375-72662-4
ISBN 13: 9780375726620
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

The author, a former guard at Sing Sing prison, looks back on his rookie year in the prison as he attempts to balance basic human decency with the rigors of the prison system.


Review:

"Together these characters reveal a story of absurd and unconscionable comedy, the narrative that is the history of corrections in this country. It's a history as memorably encapsulated here as in any writing I know of....NEWJACK coheres as a moving indictment of our ways of punishing."

Daniel Bergner, New York Times Book Review, 05/14/2000

 

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