Thursday, January 4, 2018

New Piece on Rikers Guard Culture: The Secret Lives of Rikers Island Jail Guards

I wrote a piece for the Hard Cracker site about three of my favorite books: Robin Miller's Inside the Dark Underbelly of Rikers Island, C. Ren√© West's Caught in the Struggle, and Gary Heyward's Corruption Officer. These works form a triptych of self-published memoirs by former Rikers Island guards, offering the reader a rare glimpse into the repressive and insular social world of the New York City Department of Correction.