Now, he is a former Federal Prison Inmate known as #84888-054. Convicted of tax fraud and false statements in 2007, Kerik was sentenced to four years in federal prison. Now for the first time, in this hard-hitting, raw and oftentimes politically incorrect memoir, he talks candidly about his time on the inside: the torture of solitary confinement, the abuse of power, the mental and physical torment of being locked up in a cage, and the powerlessness. With his newfound perspective, Kerik makes a plea for change and illuminates why our punishment system doesn't always fit the crime.
His transformation from Police Commissioner to Inmate
"Losing Rudy," Giuliani, his former boss, partner and
friend, and godfather to his children, and his involvement in the
Never-before-read stories of his time in
prison and how the abuse he witnessed shaped his view of the U.S. corrections
His nomination for the position of
Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, including his letter to the
President for withdrawal from the nomination;
The myth of "paying one's debt to
society" and shows how, in the current system, this debt is never
How the current justice system "monsterizes" young men
of every race and ethnic background, thereby reducing their chances of ever
fitting back into society; and
- How frustratingly claustrophobic life is as a convicted felon - and how the current system affects an underclass of over 60 million felons.