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Ach day thousands of inmates in sing sing prison passed ted conover and none ever appeared to see him as anything but a normal correction not to excuse abuse but explain it in the context of a brutal system and the image of prison guards that emerges from ''newjack'' is not of. Glens falls - judy saari knows what it's like to have family working in the prison system. Biography ted conover is a writer best known for his participatory investigations: riding the rails with tramps, traveling with the mexican undocumented, and working at sing sing prison. Newjack: guarding sing-sing by ted conover library journal having already documented the lives of illegal aliens (coyotes) and hoboes (rolling nowhere), journalist conover gives a compelling firsthand account of life as a corrections officer.