Book Title: Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing
Author: Ted Conover
Acclaimed journalist Ted Conover sets a new standard for bold, in-depth reporting in this first-hand account of life inside the penal system.
When Conoverâ€™s request to shadow a recruit at the New York State Corrections Officer Academy was denied, he decided to apply for a job as a prison officer. So begins his odyssey at Sing Sing, once a model prison but now the stateâ€™s most troubled maximum-security facility. The result of his year there is this remarkable look at one of Americaâ€™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 countryâ€™s criminal justice system, and a consistently fascinating read.