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6 edition of Inside Rikers found in the catalog.

Inside Rikers

Stories from the World"s Largest Penal Colony

by Jennifer Wynn

  • 70 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading

Published by St. Martin"s Griffin .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Penology,
  • Social Science / Penology,
  • General,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9589356M
    ISBN 100312291582
    ISBN 109780312291587

    Inside Rikers: Stories from the World's Largest Penal Colony eBook: Jennifer Wynn: : Kindle Store4/5(8).   In this shocking memoir from a former corrections officer, Gary Heyward shares an eye-opening, gritty, and devastating account of his descent into criminal life, smuggling contraband inside the infamous Rikers Island jails/5.

      Facts that emerged from the first chapter of the book Inside Rikers by Jennifer Wynn were that Rikers was an island with a lush farm long before it turned into a penitentiary. The land was owned by a Dutch Family, and the size of it was approximately 87 acres. The name of the Dutch family that owned the farm was Rychen. In Life and Death in Rikers Island, Homer Venters, the former chief medical officer for New York City's jails, explains the profound health risks associated with incarceration. From neglect and sexual abuse to blocked access to care and exposure to brutality, Venters details how jails are designed and run to create new health risks for.

    Inside Rikers: Stories from the World's Largest Penal Colony offers an unparalled depth of insight into the American prison culture. The book reads easily, as it is mainly narrative and drives the readers to care about the individual inmates. Reflection to the Book Inside Rikers 9 September I could not help but notice a disturbing image of the book cover; it was an image of an inmate locked up in his cell; he had one hand holding the bar, while having the other hand out of the cell, with a cigarette in his hand.


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Inside Rikers by Jennifer Wynn Download PDF EPUB FB2

It is an important book and a significant contribution to the literature on prisons and prisoners.” ―Michael Jacobson, former Commissioner, New York City Department of Correction “Inside Rikers is an astonishing and gripping account of the prison life and beyond, one that you have never seen or heard before.

Only someone of Jennifer Wynn's talent and compassion could get so many men hardened by Cited by: Interesting look inside Rikers Island. My enjoyment of the book was curtailed by the author's poor ethical boundaries with current and former inmates/clients, i.e.

inviting them to her apartment and blurring the lines between counseling and advocacy with social interactions/5. Inside Rikers. WELCOME TO THE ROCK.

The vilest deeds like poison weeds, Bloom well in prison air; It is only what is good in Man That wastes and withers there.

—Oscar Wilde, The Ballad of Reading Gaol When I first met Angel Rivera in March ofhe was handcuffed to a chair at NYPD's Central Booking/5(11).

INSIDE RIKERS: Stories from the World's Largest Penal Colony User Review - Kirkus An observant journalist whose experiences at Rikers Island /5(2). It is an important book and a significant contribution to the literature on prisons and prisoners.” —Michael Jacobson, former Commissioner, New York City Department of Correction “Inside Rikers is an astonishing and gripping account of the prison life and beyond, one that you have never seen or heard before.

Only someone of Jennifer Wynn's talent and compassion could get so many men hardened by. Part memoir, part social commentary, Inside Rikers details the author's experiences on Rikers.

Wynn offers a compelling portrait of inmates and how Rikers was transformed from one of the Inside Rikers book violent jails into one of the by: Inside the Dark Underbelly of Rikers Island: A Retired Female Correction Officer Speaks Out - Kindle edition by Miller, Robin, Cvetkoska, Dimitrinka, Ellis, Nancy, Miller, Robin.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Inside the Dark Underbelly of Rikers Island: A Retired Female /5(21).

Inside the Dark Underbelly of Rikers Island: (A Retired Female Correction Officer Speaks Out) Paperback – June 6, by Robin K Miller (Author) › Visit Amazon's Robin K Miller Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

/5(21). Where the book fails is in describing the history and complexity of Rikers Island. After reading the book im less educated on Rikers other than that it is a violent prison and its guards are corrupt. However Rikers has thousands of inmates and even the author describes it as /5().

Where the book fails is in describing the history and complexity of Rikers Island. After reading the book im less educated on Rikers other than that it is a violent prison and its guards are corrupt. However Rikers has thousands of inmates and even the author describes it as “prisons within a prison”/5().

Lil Wayne will release his first ever autobiography on Oct. Titled Gone 'Til November, the book chronicles Weezy's life as an inmate at Riker's Island for most of A representative for Author: Corbin Reiff.

INSIDE RIKERS. Stories from the World’s Largest Penal Colony. by Jennifer Wynn. BUY NOW FROM. AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. An observant journalist whose experiences at Rikers Island have turned her into an advocate for criminal-justice reform shows us the grim lives of Author: Jennifer Wynn.

Inside the Dark Underbelly of Rikers Island book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Part of Robin K Miller is still locked u /5. Wynn presents a penetrating exploration of inmates' lives in New York's "vast penal colony," Rikers Island.

She directs the Correctional Association of New York's Prison Visitin. Inside Rikers: Stories from the World's Largest Penal Colony (Paperback or Softback) Wynn, Jennifer Published by St. Martin's Griffin 7/24/ ()/5().

Utricia Jones Inside Rikers Chap From “Inside Rikers”, written by Jennifer Wynn, Wynn shares the lives from the “world’s largest penal colony” the inmates from Rikers Island. She really humanizes criminals by giving them faces and names because she does what most American are unwilling to do because they are afraid, that is forgiving people and giving them second chances.

They work inside a system that routinely abuses people physically and psychologically, and they document it. Lockdown on Rikers is an explication of how people with the best of intentions inside correctional institutions try to help the most vulnerable.

The jail is full of poor people with mental health and drug problems, homeless people, and survivors of trauma and gang violence.

Inside Rikers During COVID ‘A Cesspool of Illness’ Solomon Northup, whose story was told in the book and movie “Twelve Years a Slave,” was a victim of this type of operation. Read "Inside Rikers Stories from the World's Largest Penal Colony" by Jennifer Wynn available from Rakuten Kobo. Rikers Island--just six miles from the Empire State Building--is one of the largest, most complex and most expensive pen.

Inside Rikers Stories From the World's Largest Penal Colony (Book): Wynn, Jennifer: 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 inmates and how Rikers was transformed from one of the most violent jails into one of the safest. Rikers Island is sandwiched between Queens and The Bronx, just above La Guardia airport, here in New York City.

to life inside and beyond. Photo by Nathaniel Shannon. New York City had on the books a population of million people at the time. Among all these various cultures, religions and lifestyles, Rikers has always had a. Part memoir, part social commentary, Inside Rikers details the author's experiences on Rikers.

Wynn offers a compelling portrait of inmates and how Rikers was transformed from one of the most violent jails into one of the : St. Martin's Press.Jennifer Wynn.

Inside Rikers: Stories from the World's Largest Penal Colony. New York: St. Martin's Press, Rikers Island, just six miles from the Empire State Building, is one of the most complex and expensive penal institutions in the world, yet most New Yorkers couldn't find it on a map.