?Revealed in pages of this book are the intelligence, compassion, and humanity of both the prisoners and the author.... Leder searches for his own soul as the prisoners search for theirs. This book belongs in every classroom and in every home?because as much as it teaches us about the human beings who are incarcerated in America?s Archipelago, it teaches us about ourselves.?
?Natalie J. Sokoloff,
professor of sociology, women?s studies, and criminology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York