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 stories from the guards are more about how the system is faulted to them as well rather than war stories of the jail. The amnesty box is jenifer visitors can deposit contraband drugs or weapons without fear of arrest or reprisal.

Janet marked it as to-read Oct 04, Even though the author tried to end it on a positive slant, all Jennifeer could wonder is if the penal and judiciary systems of this country can ever be reformed in a way that will benefit society as a whole.

David JennifdrLuis Barrios No preview available – 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 jennifeer find it on a map. Gabriela marked it as to-read Sep 15, East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.


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Wynn offers a compelling portrait of its 18, inmates and how Rikers was transformed from one of the most violent jails into one of the safest. The way prisoners can reintegrate back into society and some may have jenmifer other way but to live a prison life because there is no other life for them in the outside world. Rivera hoped his victim didn”t have a SAG card, and most times he was right. The only way that will happen is if we start spending money on positive, reformative, preventative initiatives as well as putative.

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.

Stories from the World’s Largest Penal Colony. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He was anxious to finish his shift and take Rivera to the holding cells beneath the courthouse where detainees await arraignment.

Real Scary Lock-you Up American prisons, where insive seems there are not really any happy endings Half an hour later, you”re traveling over the Francis R. To ask wnn readers questions about Inside Rikersplease sign up. Chris rated it it was amazing Jan 20, As any visitor can attest, penetrating Rikers Island is a punishing experience.


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Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. See all Editorial Reviews. Good but ultimately depressing. Though she has left journalism as a career, this powerful debut puts her in the best tradition of activist journalism. At the high point of the bridge, the view is surreal.

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Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. It made me think of all the problems with the recidivism irkers in the penal system and possibilities that could be explored. David BrothertonLuis Barrios Limited preview – Cop in the Hood: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

They are begging me to come to Rikers? There was a problem filtering reviews right now. He”d forgotten her, but she hadn”t forgotten him.