INSIDE OUT: FIFTY YEARS BEHIND THE WALLS
OF NEW JERSEY’S TRENTON STATE PRISON


"I know you, man, inside out.”

Inside Out is the 50-year history (1950-2000) of New Jersey's toughest maximum-security state prison as told by prison guard Harry Camisa, who lived it.

In his fifty years behind the walls of the prison, Harry witnessed 13 electrocutions and was taken hostage twice. He was in the center of a horrific bloodbath as two rival black Muslim sects fought for dominance in the prison. He was there when the Black Liberation Army tried to break out Joanne Chesimard's partner in a well-coordinated assault on 7-wing.

In his career, Harry knew all of New Jersey's major criminals, ranging from Charlie “The Bug” Workman, who gunned down Dutch Schultz in the 1930’s, to Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski, whose criminal career was the subject of two HBO television specials.

As Harry’s story unfolds in a narrative that’s both dramatic and funny, his experiences reflect the changes in American society that shaped the last half of the twentieth century.

If you like history, biography or true crime, you’ll love Inside Out. If you’re a professional in the fields of law, law enforcement or corrections, you’ll want this book for your personal library.