Last year, I read a book called The End of Marking Time by CJ West. This book is very well written and impossible to put down once started. It’s difficult to say much about this book without spoiling the plot, so be warned: The interview with CJ West that follows may contain some spoilers, but I have tried to keep them to a minimum. If you’re worried about this sort of thing, skip the description that follows. Better yet, read the book first and then read my interview with CJ. The End of Marking Time is a fantastic thought-provoking story. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com (see my Book Rating Scale).
Story description, from Amazon.com: “Gifted housebreaker, Michael O'Connor, awakens inside an ultramodern criminal justice system where prison walls are replaced by surveillance equipment and a host of actors hired to determine if he is worthy of freedom. While he was sleeping, the Supreme Court declared long term incarceration to be cruel and unusual punishment and ordered two million felons released. The result was utter chaos and the backlash from law-abiding citizens and police departments reshaped the United States. Felons now enter reeducation programs where they live freely among the population. At least that's what they think...”