Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing Epub ↠ Newjack: Guarding

Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing Epub ↠ Newjack: Guarding Journalist Ted Conover gives a first hand account of life inside the penal system When Conover s request to shadow a recruit at the New York State Corrections Officer Academy was denied, he decided to apply for a job as a prison officer So begins his odyssey at Sing Sing, once a model prison but now the state s most troubled maximum security facility The result of his year there is this remarkable look at one of America s most dangerous prisons, where drugs, gang wars, and sex are rampant, and where the line between violator and violated is often unclear

10 thoughts on “Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

  1. Arista Arista says:

    This book was an interesting point of view from an actual CO who worked in Sing Sing, a New York Jail still in existence although a part of it is currently being converted into a museum Anyway, Ted Conover takes us through the trainin

  2. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    So far the book is all about officer training and being new on the job and is all, we did this, we were told that, these are the rules, you are prisoners of the system but not prisoners of the lock up Maybe as the gonzo journalist autho

  3. Larry Bassett Larry Bassett says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I like books where the author immerses him or herself in a situation and then writes from his or her own experience Barbara Ehrenreich has done this for sever

  4. Elliot Ratzman Elliot Ratzman says:

    Prison memoirs by prisoners are plentiful, shocking and tragically predictable few have narrated the working life of prison guards, doing a life sentence eight hours at a time I read 4 5 of this excellent book in a day I highly recommend it

  5. Brendan Brendan says:

    Much muchthan participant journalism, Conover s ambitious yearlong journey at Sing Sing as a corrections officer don t call him a prison guard produced this nonfiction masterpiece Over the course of NEWJACK prison slang for officer trainee ,

  6. Mike Mike says:

    Ted Conover has the crazy idea of working undercover in Sing Sing for a year This is every bit as scary as it sounds, and without being sensationalistic he shows why being a prison guard is one of the worst jobs imaginable Conover has compassio

  7. Jim Jim says:

    This is an interesting book about life inside prison by one of America s most innovative authors journalists.Conover made numerous requests of corrections authorities to visit Sing Sing, one of New York state s and America s most notorious prison

  8. Ensiform Ensiform says:

    The author, an anthropologist journalist, went through basic training and became a corrections officer in Sing Sing for a year The usually secret world he uncovers of brutality almost entirely on the inmates side , of facing danger daily, of learni

  9. Darcia Helle Darcia Helle says:

    I want to start by saying I have immense respect for Ted Conover When our prison system denied his request to shadow a corrections officer recruit, he sidestepped the system and applied for the position himself His commitment to the job, in order to

  10. Emily Goenner Emily Goenner says:

    Interesting, but I have a prison connection at the moment which made it real and relevant Society s prison culture is a topic, though, that should be of interest topeople due to its size, growth, and the destruction it causes to families of inmates and

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