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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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See all 34 reviews. With a huge power plant, three high schools, a firehouse, a hospital, a courthouse, a tailor shop, and a bakery, Rikers Island could be its own town. Loved the storytelling and its clear and realistic dialogue.

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Aug 10, Jamie Rose rated it liked it. Get to Know Us. During the weekends, every twenty minutes or so, a riksrs crowd gathers to await the Q, the city bus to the Rock. 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.

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Her deep commitment to viewing prisoners as the downtrodden among us is supported by the jail’s own stark statistics, which riksrs that most of the inmates are impoverished minority residents of the city’s “dead zones,” areas with the highest murder rates, and that many are stuck in the hard cycle of drug addiction and drug-related crime.


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Inside Rikers: Stories from the World’s Largest Penal Colony by Jennifer Wynn

Lauren rated it really liked it Mar 28, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. What would you rather have released back into society? Book full of heartwarming stories and those meant to really put the life in and after Rikers into perspective for everyone else.

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They are likely to become habitual offenders. When was the last time you tried to break a habit? When he knew he had her, he”d let the ax fall.

On the flip side, one of her “failures” asks, “I live in the best This book contains interesting historical and current facts about this famous correctional facility. The amnesty box is where visitors can deposit contraband drugs or weapons without fear of arrest or reprisal.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I truly feel that the free population could really benefit from hearing from more perspectives and to help break stigmas that only work against the very people spoken about in this book to move toward a better society.


There was a problem adding your email address. The lieutenant from Special Frauds called and said I could interview him. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Discover what to read next. Visitors file into the Control Building, where they must produce validphoto ID before they proceed deeper into the bowels of the jails. Part memoir, part social commentary, Inside Rikers details the author’s experiences on Rikers.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. This humane examination of America’s greatest social problem redefines what it is to be a free worlder and holds a torch to those who make their lives–whether by choice or by law–within its jails.

A bulletproof door seals shut behind you while an X-ray machine scans you head to toe for metal. Far more engaging than anticipated, a must read for anyone curious of life for people who willingly sought to help people readjust to life outside of one of the world’s most infamous prisons.