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Over three and a half decades, ted conover has ridden the rails with hoboes, crossed the border with mexican immigrants, guarded prisoners in sing sing, and inspected meat for the usda his books and articles chronicling these experiences, including the award-winning newjack: guarding sing sing , have made him one of the premier practitioners. Ted conover, a journalist who served as a prison guard for his book newjack: guarding sing sing, found that even though pets were prohibited in sing sing, the inmates managed to keep animals one convict kept a cat another even made a home for a large spider. Two sentence summary: ted conover wanted to write about being a correctional officer, but the new york state department of corrections wouldn't let him shadow a guard for a story so conover became an officer for a year and was assigned to guard at sing sing two sentence review: conover's book.
When we first meet ted conover, or co conover, he is in his early days as a corrections officer at sing sing prison, just north of new york city and known around the world as one of the most dangerous institutions of incarceration most of the 2,000 or so inmates housed on the 55 acres of land have. The book, newjack: guarding sing sing is the chronicle of conover's year (he dedicated an entire year to experience the fulness of the prison experience) as a co at the institution the contents of the book are, in many ways, not surprising. Acclaimed journalist ted conover sets a new standard for bold, in-depth reporting in this first-hand guarding sing sing is the chronicle of conover's year (he. Get this from a library newjack : guarding sing sing [ted conover] -- acclaimed journalist ted conover sets a new standard for bold, in-depth reporting in this first-hand account of life inside the penal system.
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