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By Sol Wachtler

Using down the new york parkway in November of 1992, Sol Wachtler used to be New York’s leader pass judgement on and inheritor obvious to the hot York governorship. by surprise, 3 van a great deal of FBI brokers swerved in entrance of him—bringing his automobile and his felony occupation to a halt. Wachtler's next arrest, conviction, and incarceration for harassing his longtime lover caused a media feeding frenzy, revealing to the realm his struggles with romantic attachment, manic melancholy, and drug abuse.

In this, his felony diary, Wachtler finds the stark fact in the back of his vertiginous fall from the heights of the felony institution to the underbelly of the felony justice procedure. Sentenced to a medium safeguard felony in Butner, North Carolina, Wachtler is stabbed by means of an unseen assailant, berated through legal guards, and many times positioned in solitary confinement without clarification. furthermore, as a prisoner he confronts firsthand the inequities of a method his judicial rulings helped to build and befriends the kind of humans he as soon as sentenced.

With unflinching honesty, Wachtler attracts on his targeted adventure of residing lifestyles 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 criminal justice process.

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