A Jail Guard’s Tale of His Journey to InmateJune 3, 2012, 4:26 pm, By COREY KILGANNON
Mr. Heyward, 44, had this odd-looking uniform specially made — part prison guard, part inmate — to illustrate that at Rikers Island, where he worked as a corrections officer from 1997 to 2006, he went from cop to criminal.
“One day you’re taking the count and the next day you’re in the count,” he said, referring to the jails’ regular head counts of inmates.
This abrupt transition is precisely the angle of his new book, a self-published paperback called “Corruption Officer: Perpetrator With a Badge.”
It is a raunchy tell-all and a critical portrayal of Rikers Island, where Read the rest of this entry »