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Author Conover, Ted.

Title Newjack : guarding Sing Sing / Ted Conover
Edition First Vintage books edition
Published New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, 2001


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Description 331 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents Inside passage -- School for jailers -- Up the river -- Newjack -- Scrap heap -- Lie in Mama's house -- My heart inside out -- The fires of the New Year
Summary Acclaimed journalist Conover sets a new standard for reporting when he applies for a job as a prison officer. So begins his odyssey at Sing Sing, once a model prison but now the New York 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
Notes Originally published: New York : Random House, ©2000
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-331)
Notes Winner, National Book Criticis Circle award for nonfiction, 2000
Subject Conover, Ted.
Sing Sing Prison.
Ossining Correctional Facility.
Prisons -- New York (State) -- Ossining.
Correctional personnel -- New York (State) -- Ossining -- Biography.
Prisons -- Officials and employees -- New York (State) -- Ossining -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
LC no. 99087895
ISBN 0375726624
Other Titles New jack