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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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Visitors file into the Control Building, where they must produce validphoto ID before they proceed deeper into the bowels of riker jails.

Although kennifer female victims described his appearance as ordinary, I figured he must have some kind of charisma given the effect he”d had on them and the money he”d conned from them. An observant journalist whose experiences at Rikers Island have turned her into an advocate for criminal-justice reform shows us the grim lives of prisoners before, during, and after their Open Preview See a Problem?

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

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Not Enabled Word Wise: Wynn presents a penetrating exploration of inmates’ lives in New York’s “vast penal colony,” Rikers Island. wynj

INSIDE RIKERS: Stories from the World’s Largest Penal Colony

Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass She chr Rikers Island-just six miles from the Empire State Building-is one of ihside largest, most complex and most expensive penal institutions in the world, yet most New Yorkers couldn’t find it on a map.

Unlike most criminologists, she understands that the best way to make a point is to show rather than tell.

He raised his head: Special Frauds described him as a “predator,” a highly skilled con artist who posed as a casting director and promised his victims he”d make them stars. English Choose a language for shopping.

I read jnside the title more than the blurb as I selected it. Interesting look inside Rikers Island. With that in mind, this book was published a while ago and Jennifet would think that some these problems have been delt with or added tobut I always enjoy reading of past problems and seeing how far we have come.

Taxe29 added it Jun 16, jennifee 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. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Want to Read saving…. Imagine that–being arrested in insidw.


It is a powerful book with a deep jnnifer message that we aren’t doing enough to treat inmates and are spending huge amounts of money on failed polices. I had to read for school, but I couldn’t put it down. Wynn uses firsthand narratives of prisoners she’s worked with to illustrate the Kafka-esque difficulties convicts face on the road to rehabilitation. Two Staten Island ferries, converted into floating detention centers, are docked off the northern tip of the island and together hold over prisoners.

Much of insied book revolves around the inmates that participate in a program called Fresh Start. As if on the set of a science-fiction movie, you then enter a bright red cylindrical booth.

A few made successful adjustments to life outside, but most did not escape the cycle of drugs, crime, and incarceration. Life is full of surprises.

Prof. Jennifer Wynn

He enclosed the following week”s schedule and circled the days Rikees could visit. Thanks for telling us about the problem. From behind, the dazzling Manhattan skyline beckons like the Land of Oz.

Wynn claims working at Rikers has turned her “from a dispassionate journalist into a