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ISBN13: 9780312291587
ISBN10: 0312291582
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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.

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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.

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Part memoir, part social commentary, Inside Rikers details the author's experiences on Rikers — the largest, most expensive correctional facility in the world. Wynn offers a compelling portrait of its 18,000 inmates and shows how Rikers was transformed from one of the most violent jails into one of the safest.

About the Author

Jennifer Wynn is the director of the Prison Visiting Project at the Correctional Association of New York, the oldest criminal justice agency in New York City, and editor of the Rikers Review for the Osborne Association. She has visited over thirty state prisons and interviewed hundreds of prisoners—in solitary confinement, in prison yards, and in mess halls. She lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York, and is a doctoral candidate at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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goldielocks21, February 6, 2009 (view all comments by goldielocks21)
If you have never visited a prison or are planning to get a job in one this is a very good book to read. I would like to have a copy of it as I am a crim. and soc. and psy. major in college. I would like to write a report on it for class.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312291587
Author:
Wynn, Jennifer
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
Crime-Prisons and Prisoners
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.24 x 6.2 x 0.605 in

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Product details 240 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312291587 Reviews:
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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.

"Synopsis" by , Part memoir, part social commentary, Inside Rikers details the author's experiences on Rikers — the largest, most expensive correctional facility in the world. Wynn offers a compelling portrait of its 18,000 inmates and shows how Rikers was transformed from one of the most violent jails into one of the safest.
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