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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Attesting to the sheer volume of women he”d scammed, Rivera actually approached a woman he”d conned before. Loved the storytelling and its clear and realistic dialogue. I enjoyed reading this book and didn’t want to put it down.

To ask other readers questions about Inside Insldeplease sign up. I didn”t hurt anybody. 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.

This book contains interesting historical and current facts about this famous correctional facility. 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.

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I believe that putative measures absolutely have their place in our penal system. Brittanyrochelle rated it really liked it Sep 06, 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. He”ll give it to you for a steal. Why in the world is Rikers supporting the KEEP program jennider is really just making prisoners even more dependant jennifeer heroin?


Not only do you get a feel for the size and condition of the prison on Rikers, but you also get to meet inmates and correctional officers.

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I was about to give up when I received a letter from Rivera. Patrick rated it really liked it Jun 02, Account Options Sign in.

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. How could they — or you – have turned out any differently. Hallinan’s Going Up the River, released earlier this year. Why do we not have as much focus on mental rehab facilities when it is generally know that the majority of offenders suffer from some form of mental or drug problems? This book had zero typos. Though she has left journalism as a career, this powerful debut puts her in the best tradition of activist journalism.

For a month I tried to arrange the interview, but my calls insiee the Department of Correction”s Public Information Office went unreturned.

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Inside Rikers : stories from the world’s largest penal colony

Book full of heartwarming stories and those meant to really put the life in and wynb Rikers into perspective for everyone else. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Really, really interesting read. The lieutenant from Special Frauds called and said I could interview him. Published July 24th by St.

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Some are very successful, while others are total failures; she lets you see both sides of the story. Whitecaps ripple the inzide of water below. Though compassionate, Wynn is also a realist who takes a measured approach to the challenges confronted by both inmates and correctional workers.

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The program is designed to help give inmates a chance at a rikerrs job in the community and uses techniques such as writing assignments and job skills.