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Rikers by Graham Rayman
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it was amazing

I listened to the audiobook but I wasn't able to choose that edition.

I highly recommend listening to this, as it is an oral history. The authors interviewed more than 100 people affiliated with Rikers Island, New York City's notorious prison. They interviewed administrators, correction officers, the formerly incarcerated, and families. It sounds like a hellhole with unimaginable conditions--all types of bodily fluids on the floors of holding cells. And the corruption, wow. The book makes a good case for the prison reform movement.
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