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By Sol Wachtler

Riding down the new york limited-access highway in November of 1992, Sol Wachtler was once New York’s leader pass judgement on and inheritor obvious to the hot York governorship. unexpectedly, 3 van a great deal of FBI brokers swerved in entrance of him—bringing his vehicle and his criminal profession to a halt. Wachtler's next arrest, conviction, and incarceration for harassing his longtime lover induced a media feeding frenzy, revealing to the area his struggles with romantic attachment, manic melancholy, and drug abuse.

In this, his felony diary, Wachtler finds the stark truth in the back of his vertiginous fall from the heights of the felony institution to the underbelly of the felony justice process. Sentenced to a medium defense criminal in Butner, North Carolina, Wachtler is stabbed by means of an unseen assailant, berated via legal guards, and time and again put in solitary confinement with out rationalization. furthermore, as a prisoner he confronts firsthand the inequities of a procedure his judicial rulings helped to build and befriends the kind of humans he as soon as sentenced.

With unflinching honesty, Wachtler attracts on his special adventure of residing lifestyles on each side of the bench to color a chilling portrait of legal existence interwoven with a no-holds-barred research of the shortcomings of the yank felony justice approach.

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