Inside Rikers Stories from the World's Largest Penal Colony

ISBN-10: 0312291582

ISBN-13: 9780312291587

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Jennifer Wynn
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Description: 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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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 7/24/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.04" wide x 8.91" long x 0.66" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Introduction
Welcome to the Rock
From the Belly of the Beast to the New York Streets
Keepers of the Kept
Convicted at Birth
Successful Escapes
They Keep Coming Back
Strain of Two Cities
Acknowledgments
Resources
Selected Bibliography
Index
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