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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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Takes the reader as close as possible to experience life in Sing Sing, one of America's most notorious high security jails. This title offers an account of how the gruelling world of the prison  Read more...

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