The story of former NYC police commissioner Bernie Kerik reads like a Shakespeare tragedy.
An ultimate insider, vetted and nominated for a cabinet post in the Bush administration, Kerik ended up in a federal prison for three years.
Kerik's insight's into prison should be listened to by everyone, especially those in the criminal justice system. Especially his thoughts on prison and a minimum security prison:
"The deprivation is far more profound than anyone could imagine….talk about a country club…go to the 4 Seasons in NYC and lock yourself in the bathroom for a year, and you basically die before your eyes and the whole world goes on without you, you tell me how luxurious it is?"
And this: "Every american should learn about the criminal justice system because anyone of you could become a target and you have no conception of what that means."
Other highlights: Rudy Guliani never even called his wife when Kerik was in prison, while congressman Peter King, chairman of the Homeland security committee came to see him in prison very three or four months. Talk about finding out who your friends are.
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