In an exclusive interview on tonight's "Inside City Hall," former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik spoke to NY1 Political Anchor Errol Louis about his time in federal prison, his defunct relationship with former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and his new mission to reform the criminal justice system.
Kerik says his time behind bars on corruption charges changed the way he looks at incarceration, law enforcement and the effect a prison sentence has on millions of Americans.
"A federal felony conviction, a state felony conviction, is a life sentence," Kerik said. "I don't care if you're sentenced to a year and a day in prison. The collateral consequence is for life. It lasts forever."
Kerik said he hasn't spoken to Giuliani, his former boss, since 2006, and he also was filled with praise for the department's new commissioner, Bill Bratton.
You can see the full interview with Bernard Kerik tonight on NY1 on "Inside City Hall" at 7 p.m. and at 10 p.m.