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My Road Home: A 13 Month Journey From Wall Street To Behind The Walls Of A Ny State Prison . Paperback – May 31, 2011
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Considering all the Wall Street criminality that will never be punished, Byrne's sentence may strike you as harsh: two-and-a-third to seven years. "Four hundred thousand it cost my family in legal fees to get a result I probably would have received if I had pled guilty at my arraignment," he notes as he is sentenced. But he has no time to think about that --- he is cuffed and led to a cell with twenty other prisoners, none of them Anglo-Saxon. Food. A cheese sandwich, and the cheese "is a color I have never seen before." The room smells of body odor, and it's just 11 AM.
You can be appalled. He can't. He resolves: "Forget everything you were used to." But he doesn't. Having trouble using his new PIN number to dial a pay phone, he accepts help from a kindly prisoner --- who promptly steals the number. Shame overwhelms him: for his parents, his five siblings, his two teenaged sons.
Time to go to Downstate, three hours north. This means shackles. And, when he gets there, confinement to his cell for 23 hours each day. Three showers a week, three minutes per shower. And then it's on to Mohawk, his home for... well, that's the question, isn't it?
He does what he can. Reads a book a day. Minds his own business.Read more ›
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I must strongly disagree with MDR, a previous reviewer. I found the book to be honest, a glimpse into a world too many of us could have landed into. Read morePublished on January 15, 2012 by BLG
Purchased and read this book only because I knew Jerry Byrne in college. He was a whiny ass, spolied rich kid back then - raised with a silver spoon. Read morePublished on October 18, 2011 by MDR732