Newjack required reading in foiled Sing Sing escape plot

USA Today reports that seven people, including two inmates and a guard, were arrested for plotting an elaborate escape from Sing Sing prison. Prosecutors say the plot involved assigned reading: Ted Conover’s Newjack, which covers his stint as a rookie Sing Sing guard and was one of the best nonfiction books I read in 2001. (Link via Publishers Lunch; original book loan from GMB.)

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