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Lockdown on Rikers And even in the cases of the very worst sociopath held in solitary, the question still remained How could it be that a punishment that drives any human being criminal or otherwise to attempt suicide to escape it not be considered cruel and unusual Years later the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture would state that solitary confinement beyond fifteen days should be absolutely prohibited Yet instead of reducing or seeking alternatives to solitary confinement, the nation has been on And even in the cases of the very worst sociopath held in solitary, the question still remained How could it be that a punishment that drives any human being criminal or otherwise to attempt suicide to escape it not be considered cruel and unusual Years later the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture would state that solitary confinement beyond fifteen days should be absolutely prohibited Yet instead of reducing or seeking alternatives to solitary confinement, the nation has been on a chilling march to buildSupermax prisons, made up of solely of isolation cells for the supposedly high risk prisoners, house hu I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I d requested the book because the prison system in this country is essentially broken beyond repair, and I thought that maybe Ms Buser would have some unique insights as to how this came about and what could be done in the future While she had some really wonderful anecdotes as well as shocking and saddening ones, the revelations are few and far between She writes a lot about not being able to give inmates the standard of I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I d requested the book because the prison system in this country is essentially broken beyond repair, and I thought that maybe Ms Buser would have some unique insights as to how this came about and what could be done in the future While she had some really wonderful anecdotes as well as shocking and saddening ones, the revelations are few and far between She writes a lot about not being able to give inmates the standard of care they deserve, and how frustrating this is in our supposedly very civilized society To her credit, Ms Buser really invokes a sense of joy for her hard earned victories within the prison walls a sorely needed bright spot in what is a truly dire situation The writing here is average and no frills at best Nothing impressive, but I think that gives her stories the room they need to shine Ultimately, my problem was with the lack of synthesis The book moves from one Mary Buser Began Her Career At New York S Rikers Island As A Social Work Intern Brimming With Ideas, Ready To Make A Difference, And Eager To Help Incarcerated Women Find A Better Path For Themselves Her Initial Experience Working With Mothers In The Nursery And Women In The Mental Observation Unit Was Rewarding, And She Returned To Rikers For Full Time Employment After Finishing Graduate School But Her Second Time Around Was Radically Different Assigned To A Men S Jail, Her Return Coincided With The Dawn Of Stop And Frisk Policy, Unprecedented Arrests, And The Biggest Jailhouse Movement In History.Committed To The Possibility Of Growth For Her Charges, Buser Tried To Keep The New Regime At Bay Yet Soon Her Patients Began Arriving To Their Sessions With Bruises, Black Eyes, And Punched Out Teeth, Whispering That They D Been Beaten By Officers And Because Of The Anxiety Surrounding Their Respective Legal Cases And The Sheer Impossibility Of Their Release They Refused To Report It As She Was Transferred Between Different Jails, Including The Mental Health Center And The Dreaded Solitary, She Saw Horrors She D Never Imagined Finally, It Became Too Much To Bear, And Buser Escaped Rikers And Never Looked Back Until Now Lockdown On Rikers Shines A Light Into The Deepest And Most Horrific Recesses Of The Criminal Justice System, And Shows How Far It Has Really Drifted From The Ideals We Espouse. I don t really follow world events, so to be honest I have not read any of the articles on the treatment of the prisoners at Rikers So going into this book I had an open mind I think this was an advantage to me as I was able to get a glimpse of what author, Mary Buser saw and experienced during her time at Rikers I have to give Mary props as it takes a special kind of breed of people to do the type of job that Mary and her co workers offer to prisoners in the judicial system Which I imagine I don t really follow world events, so to be honest I have not read any of the articles on the treatment of the prisoners at Rikers So going into this book I had an open mind I think this was an advantage to me as I was able to get a glimpse of what author, Mary Buser saw and experienced during her time at Rikers I have to give Mary props as it takes a special kind of breed of people to do the type of job that I m torn on how to review this book I ll start with what I liked The author shares some extraordinary stories and anecdotes of life behind prison walls For readers unfamiliar with the truth of our prison system, many of these stories will be shocking Even those hardcore readers who believe people in prison need to be punished, as opposed to rehabilitated, can t possibly read this and not be horrified But there is also humor to lighten the mood, as well as some moments of hope to raise the s I m torn on how to review this book I ll start with what I liked The author shares some extraordinary stories and anecdotes of life behind prison walls For readers unfamiliar with the truth of our prison system, many of these stories will be shocking Even those hardcore readers who believe people in prison need to be punished, as opposed to rehabilitated, can t possibly read this and not be horrified But there is also humor to lighten the mood, as well as some moments of hope to raise the spirits Now the not so good stuff for me I felt the book lacked a thread of continuity This reads a bit like journal entries, with stories from each workday blended in with rants about the frustration of bureaucracy We go from one thing to the next, a steady stream of stories without much insight I would have likedfocus, or some way of connecting everything with specific disc This is a non fiction book about Mary working in mental health at Rikers Jail in New York She started as an intern first in the women s unit and later moved to the men s part of the jail She has a great deal of compassion for the inmates Most of the inmates according to Mary are black, Hispanic, poor, coming Life is too short for bad books This book is based in a different era If you judged this book solely off the cover, you will be misled It is about mental health in rikers island She shares anecdotes of inmates she has encountered The writing is not captivating and is This book has a lot to say about working in our prison system But Mary Buser seems to be an exceptional employee There are no characters like her in books written by people who have spent time in prison The book is unfocused Sometimes it seems to be a book about prisons and the people in them Sometimes it is about the politics that establish Ms Buser s working environment A lot of the time it is about Ms Buser personally This book adds to the portrait of the inhumanity that pervades our This book has a lot to say about working in our prison system But Mary Buser seems to be an exceptional employee There are no characters like her in books written by people who have spent time in prison The book is unfocused Sometimes it seems to be a book about prisons and the people in t 4 Many years ago, as part of my work at the time, I was given a tour of the Don Jail in Toronto while it was still in operation The Don jail was a notoriously nasty place, and it is in fact no longer an operating jail I m sure it was not nasty like Rikers, but I remember having a very visceral reaction to the vis Ms Buser chronicles her experiences working as a mental health professional at the Rikers Island Jail in NYC Her tenure coincided with the then Mayor Rudy Giuliani s reign, and his ambitious efforts to combat crime As a 30 year law enforcement professional myself, 21 years with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, I was eagerly awaiting this book Ms Buser did not disappoint me From her early days as a student intern, and through her climb up through the ranks, Buser captures the experiences an Ms Buser chronicles her experiences working as a mental health professional at the Rikers Island Jail in NYC Her tenure coincided with the then Mayor Rudy Giuliani s reign, and his ambitious efforts to combat crime As a 30 year law enforcement professional myself, 21 years with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, I was eagerly awaiting this book Ms Buser did not disappoint me From her early days as a student intern, and through her climb up through the ranks, Buser captures the experiences and horrors of captivity Buser started out with a rather simple philosophy, that being everyone


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