By Sol Wachtler
Using down the ny freeway in November of 1992, Sol Wachtler used to be New York’s leader pass judgement on and inheritor obvious to the recent York governorship. all of sudden, 3 van a great deal of FBI brokers swerved in entrance of him—bringing his vehicle and his felony profession to a halt. Wachtler's next arrest, conviction, and incarceration for harassing his longtime lover brought on a media feeding frenzy, revealing to the area his struggles with romantic attachment, manic melancholy, and drug abuse.
In this, his criminal diary, Wachtler finds the stark truth in the back of his vertiginous fall from the heights of the criminal institution to the underbelly of the felony justice approach. Sentenced to a medium protection criminal in Butner, North Carolina, Wachtler is stabbed through an unseen assailant, berated by means of legal guards, and time and again put in solitary confinement without clarification. in addition, as a prisoner he confronts firsthand the inequities of a approach his judicial rulings helped to build and befriends the kind of humans he as soon as sentenced.
With unflinching honesty, Wachtler attracts on his distinctive event of residing existence on each side of the bench to color a chilling portrait of criminal lifestyles interwoven with a no-holds-barred research of the shortcomings of the yank felony justice procedure.
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