My name is Thomas Coppolino and I began my career in 1978 in the belly of the beast known as Rikers Island. In my 22 years working on Rikers Island my career was filled with many amazing stories which I will share with you. From my humorous encounters with Mark David Chapman (killer of John Lennon), to the escape of 4 notorious inmates from Rikers Island Hospital, I will have you laughing and shaking your head throughout the book. I will also teach you success principals which could put you on a road to success in your life. It is my prayer that every one of you who reads this book will seek to have a relationship with Christ. If you want prosperity, give generously, not only with your money, but also with your time. Smile at people every day and be a friend. Strive to be someone that people want to be around. God gave us two ears and one mouth. Listen more than you speak. There are many people out there who are hurting and just need to see a smiling face or hear a kind word. Love people unconditionally and give of yourself without expecting anything in return. Live each day of your life to the fullest. Pray daily for your family and ask God to keep His hedge of protection over their lives. Always remember that God's Word is His promise to you. If you truly believe that, He will do what His Word says He can do. Your faith activates God to move in your life. I pray for God to keep His angels in charge over you and your family. I pray that I have encouraged someone out there to begin your own journey to success. Someday I hope to be reading your story.