Ted Conover's "NewJack: Guarding Sing-Sing"

Ted Conover's "NewJack: Guarding Sing-Sing"

Author: 
Ted Conover

Ted Conover's year as a corrections officer at Sing-Sing. The book won the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Book Excerpt: 
"Six-twenty a.m. and the sun rises over a dark place. Across the Hudson River from Sing Sing prison, on the opposite bank, the hills turn pink; I spot the treeless gap in the ridgeline where, another officer has told me, inmates quarried marble for thefirst cell-block. Nobody could believe it back in 1826; a work crew of convicts, camping on the riverbank, actually induced to build their own prison . . ."
Year of Publication: 
Sat, 2000-01-01
Rights Information: 
copyright, Ted Conover
City of Publication: 
New York City
Book Publisher: 
Random House, Vintage