By Gary L. Heyward
Gary Heyward’s existence replaced ceaselessly while he acquired a letter from the recent York urban division of Corrections asserting he used to be authorised into the academy for brand new recruits. For the Harlem-born ex-Marine, being an officer of the legislations was once the price tag he’d been looking ahead to to maneuver up from a low-wage protection activity and out of the Polo flooring tasks in big apple City—and take his mom with him.
Heyward was once warned of the enticements he’d come upon as a brand new officer, but if confronted with monetary trouble, he without warning chanced on himself not able to withstand the source of revenue generated from promoting contraband to inmates. In his specified voice, Heyward takes you on a trip contained in the partitions of Rikers Island, displaying how he teamed up with numerous inmates and different officials to advance a approach that allowed him to learn from promoting medications contained in the jail.
Corruption Officer is a jarring exposé of a guy having lived on either side of the legislations, an extraordinary insider’s examine a corrupt urban penitentiary, and a testomony to the lengths we’ll pass whilst our backs are opposed to the wall.
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