Corruption Officer Pdf

Corruption Officer

Number of page: 288
Author: Gary L. Heyward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476794327
Category: Biography & Autobiography

In this shocking memoir from a former corrections officer, Gary Heyward shares an eye-opening, gritty, and devastating account of his descent into criminal life, smuggling contraband inside the infamous Rikers Island jails.Gary Heyward’s life changed forever when he received a letter from the New York City Department of Corrections announcing he was accepted into the academy for new recruits. For the Harlem-born ex-Marine, being an officer of the law was the ticket he’d been waiting for to move up from a low-wage security job and out of the Polo Ground Projects in New York City—and take his mother with him.
Heyward was warned of the temptations he’d encounter as a new officer, but when faced with financial hardship, he suddenly found himself unable to resist the income generated from selling contraband to inmates. In his distinctive voice, Heyward takes you on a journey inside the walls of Rikers Island, showing how he teamed up with various inmates and other officers to develop a system that allowed him to profit from selling drugs inside the jail.
Corruption Officer is a jarring exposé of a man having lived on both sides of the law, a rare insider’s look at a corrupt city jail, and a testament to the lengths we’ll go when our backs are against the wall.

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About The Author

Gary Heyward was born and raised in New York City’s Polo Ground Projects in Harlem. At the age of nineteen, he joined the United States Marines and became a decorated war veteran by serving in Desert Storm/Desert Shield Operation in 1990–1991. After receiving an honorable discharge he served as a New York City corrections officer, working ten years at Rikers Island. In May of 2006 Gary was arrested and convicted for selling drugs throughout the jail. During his incarceration he developed a passion for writing and penned his memoir, Corruption Officer. He was released in 2008 and currently works for the city of New York.

  • Jaye KeysJaye Keys
    Great book.
  • David HernandezDavid Hernandez
    Its a great book it was very hard to put down Mr Heyward brought me a lot of flash backl .for those future co this should be of what not to
  • juan cottojuan cotto
    Real This book is beyond what I expected. Once u start reading you won’t put it down. It gets more interest by the chapter
  • terrace ave ratterrace ave rat
    Excellent Great peace of work ..
  • Yamile St. FleurYamile St. Fleur
    It’s good I really enjoyed it, it gives you and idea of what goes on at Riker island . easy read and great advice at the end for all people ( one facing time, one that us a correction officer, or one that wants to become an officer)
  • D MakavelliD Makavelli
    Good read I enjoyed this book. A tale of money, death, rape, gambling, prostitution, drugs and Child support. Don’t get caught up now.
  • charles colemancharles coleman
    Nice read 4days
  • Mark JonesMark Jones
    Excellent I couldn’t put it down. I read it in a week. It would have been even faster if I didn’t have to go to work
  • Kenyatta MitchellKenyatta Mitchell
    Raw Account I couldnt put this book down. It was really detailed and raw.
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