Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

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  • ASIN: 0375726624
Author: Ted Conover
Binding: Paperback
Brand: Conover, Ted
EAN: 9780375726620
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  • Edition: Vintage Books ed
    ISBN: 0375726624
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  • Height= 800
  • Length= 519
  • Weight= 57
  • Width= 74
  • Label: Vintage
    Manufacturer: Vintage
    MPN: 9780375726620
    NumberOfItems: 1
    NumberOfPages: 352
  • Height= 75
  • Length= 900
  • Weight= 115
  • Width= 600
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    PartNumber: 9780375726620
    ProductGroup: Book
    ProductTypeName: ABIS_BOOK
    PublicationDate: 2001-06-12
    Publisher: Vintage
    ReleaseDate: 2001-06-12
    Studio: Vintage
    Title: Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

    Product Description

    Acclaimed journalist Ted Conover sets a new standard for bold, in-depth reporting in this 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. As sobering as it is suspenseful, Newjack is an indispensable contribution to the urgent debate about our country’s criminal justice system, and a consistently fascinating read.