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Newjack : a year as a prison guard in New York's most infamous maximum security jail

Author: Ted Conover
Publisher: [London] : Ebury, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After he was denied access to report on Sing Sing, one of America's most notorious high security jails, journalist Ted Conover applied to become a prison guard. As a rookie officer, or 'newjack', Conover spent a year in the unpredictable, intimidating and often violent world of America's penal system.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ted Conover; Ted Conover
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Conover
ISBN: 9780091940959 0091940958
OCLC Number: 794343157
Notes: Originally published : New York : Vintage.
Description: 337 pages : map ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Ted Conover.

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After he was denied access to report on Sing Sing, one of America's most notorious high security jails, journalist Ted Conover applied to become a prison guard. It's a thrillingly told account of how  Read more...

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