INSIDE RIKERS JENNIFER WYNN PDF

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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Rikers Island–just six miles from the Empire State Building–is one of the largest, most complex and most expensive penal institutions in the world, yet most New Yorkers couldn’t find it on a map. Jennifer Wynn, the director of the Fresh Start program at Rikers, jennifdr readers into the jails and then back out-to the communities where her students were born and raised.

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She c Rikers Island–just six miles from the Empire State Building–is one of the largest, most complex and most expensive penal institutions in the world, yet most New Yorkers couldn’t find it on a map. She chronicles their journeys as they struggle to “go straight” and find respect in a city that fears and rejects them.

Part memoir, part social commentary, Inside Rikers details the author’s experiences on Jjennifer. Wynn offers a compelling portrait of its 18, inmates and how Rikers was transformed from one of the most violent jails into one of the safest. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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