This was extremely disappointing. It isn't often I abandon a book, but this one was rejected about half way through.
The plotline is a good one. The US prison system is fit to burst and a simple remedy is to dump lifers or those awaiting a death sentence on a remote island with very few provisions to fend for themselves. The whole thing is televised for the delictation of viewers. It is set in 2020, but the reader would never know, as it feels very dated.
The characters are poorly drawn and I really couldn't care about their fate. The book is full of typos and poor grammar which compounded my dislike of it. I would call this a missed opportunity...a real shame.