While incarcerated, inmates are a captive audience and they need to see positive role models so that they can realize it is possible to change their lives for the better.
Miller Place, NY (PRWEB) February 04, 2015
Thomas Coppolino’s new book, Rikers Island - Freedom From Within, ($11.99, paperback, 9781498418331; $5.99, e-book, 9781498418348) shares the author’s true stories as a young correction officer assigned to Rikers Island in 1978. As a “rookie” in those days, Thomas gives the reader a first-hand view at the prisoners’ antics on the Island. Spanning over two decades, many of the book’s real-life accounts will incite laughter, while others describe alarming close calls in the line of duty. Overall, the author conveys the message that a successful career is obtained when an individual surrenders, and chooses to allow God to guide him or her along the way.
“My book talks about the necessity for having positive programs which will offer inmates an avenue to change their lives as opposed to becoming a more hardened criminal,” states the author. “Our jail systems need to have more positive programs… While incarcerated, inmates are a captive audience and they need to see positive role models so that they can realize it is possible to change their lives for the better.”
Thomas Coppolino began his career in 1978 in Rikers Island. In the twenty-two years working on Rikers Island, the author’s career was filled with many amazing stories that he shares with readers. From his humorous encounters with Mark David Chapman (the killer of John Lennon), to the escape of four notorious inmates from Rikers Island Hospital, the author has produced a book that will certainly keep readers intrigued and laughing. The author also teaches principals for success that, if applied, will put the reader on a road to success in his or her life.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Rikers Island - Freedom From Within through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.
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