Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

By: Conover, Ted

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Pages lightly dog-eared. 2001 Trade Paperback. 331 pp. Acclaimed journalist Ted Conover sets a new standard for bold, in-depth reporting in this first-hand account of life inside the penal system at Sing Sing.When Ted Conover’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 himself. The result is an unprecedented work of eyewitness journalism: the account of Conover's year-long passage into storied Sing Sing prison as a rookie guard, or newjack.As he struggles to become a good officer, Conover angers inmates, dodges blows, and attempts, in the face of overwhelming odds, to balance decency with toughness. Through his insights into the harsh culture of prison, the grueling and demeaning working conditions of the officers, and the unexpected ways the job encroaches on his own family life, we begin to see how our burgeoning prison system brutalizes everyone connected with it. An intimate portrait of a world few readers have ever experienced, Newjack is a haunting journey into a dark undercurrent of American life.Keywords: TED CONOVER NEWJACK GUARDING SING CURRENT AFFAIRS JOURNALISM NEW YORK STATE CORRECTIONS OFFICER ACADEMY PRISON TRUE CRIME GUARD PENITENTIARY BIOGRAPHY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Title: Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

Author: Conover, Ted

Categories: Biography, Journalism, New York, True Crime,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2001

ISBN Number: 0375726624

ISBN Number 13: 9780375726620

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2202398