Corruption Officer

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Overview

Corruption on Rikers Island at its worst! There was nobody doing it better than I did. Allow me to introduce myself from 1997-2006 my name was corrections officer Gary Heyward shield #1952. I worked on Rikers Island for nine years and due to a "cooperating" inmate I became...inmate #0604017. All the corrupt things that you heard or saw in the news about the notorious city jails are going on.. and then some! Come with me as I take you on a journey like no other through my years of corruption which include my years...
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Overview

Corruption on Rikers Island at its worst! There was nobody doing it better than I did. Allow me to introduce myself from 1997-2006 my name was corrections officer Gary Heyward shield #1952. I worked on Rikers Island for nine years and due to a "cooperating" inmate I became...inmate #0604017. All the corrupt things that you heard or saw in the news about the notorious city jails are going on.. and then some! Come with me as I take you on a journey like no other through my years of corruption which include my years of incarceration. In my tell all book I will show how I teamed up with various inmates to develop a system that allowed me to profit from selling drugs inside the jails. I also enjoyed the company of female corrections officers who were prostituting themselves inside the jails during working hours. In this cesspool you have your gun toting inmates along with your drug toting officers and anything is liable to happen. I speak about the cover-ups of inmate murders as well as the brutal beatings of jail justice administered at the hands of New York's boldest. The fact is that officers are getting money on the streets of Rikers Island and after reading the truth you will understand how normal people get these jobs and why they do what they do. They will never be able to stop a ....CORRUPTION OFFICER!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616583446
  • Publisher: Independent Publisher
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009

Meet the Author

Author Gary Heyward is the owner and Ceo of Heyward Publications. He was born and raised in Harlem New York Cities Pologround projects.At the young age of 19 he joined the United States Marines and became a decorated war veteran by serving in Desert Storm/Desert Shield operation in 1990-1991. After receiving an honorable discharge he became a New York City corrections officer working 10 years in the notorious city jail called Rikers Island. In May of 2006 Gary was arrested and convicted for selling drugs throughout the jail. During his incarceration he developed a passion for writing and penned the first out of three books called "Corruption Officer". The book is an autobiography of his life of his life as a corrections officer and Gary hopes that he can use his years of prison experience to enlighten officers and help prevent people from going to jail. At the current time Gary still resides in Harlem....
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Interesting, but poorly written

    I picked up this book after seeing it HEAVILY promoted in the Nook Readers room in Facebook. I was anxious to read it as I've always been interested in these kind of stories. This author has a very elementary writing style that made reading the first few chapters painful, as he described "hood speak" and swiftly moved between common vernacular and street talk. As the story unfolded, I was able to get past that and more into the events. That part of the book was good...I could almost see the interactions and transactions as he described the goings on in his life. From a US Marine to a prisoner...an unfortunate journey, told by a man who never took time to consider the total cost, until it was too late.

    This is an OK read. I wouldn't spend "can't spare" money for it, but if you can borrow a copy or have an extra dime...it's not a bad investment. Just my 2 cents

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

    BE EXPOSED OR DIE TRYING

    I MUST SAY THAT THIS STORY IS SO REAL AND UNCUT I CAN'T PUT IT DOWN. CORRUPTION COMES IN MANY FORMS AND LIKE GARY HEYWARD WE LOVE TO TELL IT ALL BUT SOME TO DONT HAVE THE GUTS TO CONFRONT THEIR THEIR DEMANDS. THIS STORY COMES FROM THE INSIDE.
    MUCH RESPECT TO THIS AUTHOR FOR TAKING A STAND
    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN ON RIKER'S ISLAND AS AN INMATE OR AS A VISITOR.
    I LOOK FORWARD TO READING MORE FROM THIS AUTHOR

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    The day and the life of a no good C.O.

    Great book.getting a inside view of a New York City Correction Officer and all the untold drama behind it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Done with Gary

    Ok, maybe its just me but this guy just allowed me to put up my red flags. I recently emailed Gary about the errors in his book. Today I recieved an email back from him asking for money cause he is stuck in Spain. I will never buy another one of his books and I cant believe I spent money on it in the first place.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    So poorly written it is hardly readable

    I'm sorry that I gave this person whatever royalty he received. I was interested because I worked at Rikers for a period of time in the 90s, although not in corrections. Between the Thesaurus language upgrades and the inability to distinguish past and passed it is clear that no editor was involved in this book. Additionally, anyone who would openly admit what a lowlife deadbeat Dad they were but show zero remorse does not need to obtain one more cent from this pathetic attempt at a memoir. Move on and spend your money elsewhere.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Great Read

    This book have you really thinking about the prison system. The guards in the prison system can be just as corrupt as the inmates that they are hired to watch. I really enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Awesome Book

    I enjoy every page of this book. I could not put this book down once I started. Great Job with this book Gary Heyward. I'm so looking forward to your next book COPSITUTE. Im sure it will be just as good.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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