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

 
 
 
 
Inside Rikers: Stories from the World's Largest Penal Colony
Author: Jennifer Wynn
ISBN 13: 9780312291587
ISBN 10: 312291582
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: 2002-07-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $16.99
 
 

Part memoir, part social commentary, Inside Rikers details the author's experiences on Rikers—the largest, most expensive correctional facility in the world. Wynn offers a compelling portrait of its 18,000 inmates and how Rikers was transformed from one of the most violent jails into one of the safest.

New York Times Book Review

...emotional power and political relevance, particularly at a time when the penal system is lurching evermore toward punitive warehousing at the expense of rehabilitation.