NYC Jailhouse Blues
From Hit and Run comment all-star who goes under the moniker "Kwais," a harrowing personal memoir of spending a couple of days in a New York jail. He's a military contractor in his day job, and on his way back home to Nevada, he ran afoul of NYC gun laws while trying to declare a weapon he needs professionally in his checked bags flying out of Kennedy.
While an awful experience for Kwais, it does give a real and disturbing look at the realities of what criminal justice gets us in the U.S.: miserable, wasteful holding pens for people who run afoul of cops on suspicion of having something to do with the sale or moving of drugs that please some and apparently really, really aggravate others. (Or, in one case, the crime of providing transportation services without a proper license.)