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Kerik Memoir 'Jailer to Jailed' Hits Conservative Book Club's Bestseller List

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Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 02:59 PM

The new book by former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik has hit the Conservative Book Club's best-seller list, placing at No. 8 on the April 15-21 list.

"From Jailer to Jailed: My Journey from Correction and Police Commissioner to Inmate #84888-054," published on March 31, tells of Kerik's fall from grace as police commissioner and American hero to a Federal Prison inmate convicted of tax fraud and false statements.

"In this extraordinary memoir, Kerik offers a riveting, one-of-a-kind perspective on the American penal system as he details life on the inside, issuing a rallying cry for criminal justice reform in a nation that he devoted his life to serving and protecting," Amazon.com stated.

For nearly six years, Kerik served as First Deputy and later Commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction, overseeing the city's jail system.

In August 2000, he was appointed the 40th Police Commissioner of the City of New York, responsible for 55,000 civilian and uniformed personnel and a $3.2 billion budget.

Kerik was commissioner during the 9/11 attacks and led the NYPD through its rescue and recovery efforts.

In December 2004, President George W. Bush nominated Kerik as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. A week later, Kerik withdrew his name from consideration after admitting that he failed to pay payroll tax for his children's nanny.

After years of state and federal investigations, Kerik pleaded guilty to false statements and tax charges relating to his children's nanny and discounted apartment renovations. He was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison. He entered prison in May 2010 and was released in October 2013.

In his book 'Jailer to Jailed,' Kerik talks about his ordeal in solitary confinement, the mental and physical torment of being locked up in a cage, and his feelings of powerlessness.

The Conservative Book Club observed: "His unparalleled achievements and his 30-year career in the criminal justice field, coupled with his later incarceration, has provided Mr. Kerik with a unique perspective into the U.S. criminal justice and prison systems, prompting him to become an advocate for criminal justice and prison reform in America."

In addition to making the Conservative Book Club's list of best-sellers, along with Bill O'Reilly and Mike Huckabee, Kerik's book is No. 1 in Amazon's Law Enforcement category.

Find Bernard Kerik's new memoir, "From Jailer to Jailed: My Journey From Correction and Police Commissioner to Inmate #84888-054," at Amazon.com.

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