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The Resource Newjack : guarding Sing Sing, Ted Conover

Newjack : guarding Sing Sing, Ted Conover

Label
Newjack : guarding Sing Sing
Title
Newjack
Title remainder
guarding Sing Sing
Statement of responsibility
Ted Conover
Title variation
New jack
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
The investigative journalist describes his year under cover as a guard at Sing Sing prison, relating his rookie year in the prison as he attempts to balance basic human decency with the rigors of the penal system
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2000.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction, 2000.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2000
Biography type
autobiography
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154539
Cataloging source
CPL
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Conover, Ted
Dewey number
365.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Conover, Ted
  • Sing Sing Prison
  • Ossining Correctional Facility
  • Prisons
  • Correctional personnel
  • Prisons
Target audience
adult
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guarding Sing Sing
Label
Newjack : guarding Sing Sing, Ted Conover
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Random House, c2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [329]-331)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
777568
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9780375726620
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375726620
  • (OCoLC)47195133
Label
Newjack : guarding Sing Sing, Ted Conover
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Random House, c2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [329]-331)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
777568
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9780375726620
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375726620
  • (OCoLC)47195133

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