I chanced across a very engaging review of a book called ‘Witsec: Inside the Federal Witness Protection Program’ (Gerald Shur & Pete Earley)
In summing up a lengthy description, the reviewer writes:
In popular culture, the Witness Protection Program has an aura of mystery. In laying out its full history in Inside the Federal Witness Protection Program, Earley and Shur share plenty of stories — about creative assassination attempts, mob parties, and the smuggling of drug cartel leaders across the Mexican border — of the type that have long captured Hollywood’s imagination. But the real surprises are aspects like the program’s low recidivism rate: the Witness Protection Program as an example of what vigorous government-led rehabilitation could look like, the Witness Protection Program as an example of how our past weighs on our present, the Witness Protection Program as an example of both the salience and liminality of identity.
I believe this review and then perhaps this book may be quite thought-provoking for people who are interested in the issues above.
Read the full article by Alex Mayyasi at this link: http://priceonomics.com/what-happens-when-you-enter-the-witness-protection/?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=email