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


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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, takes readers into the jails and then back out-to the communities where her students were born and raised.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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, takes readers into the jails and then back out-to the communities where her students were born and raised. She chronicles their journeys as they struggle to "go straight" and find respect in a city that fears and rejects them.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312291587
  • ISBN-10: 0312291582
  • Publisher: St. Martins Press-3pl
  • Publish Date: July 2002
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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