Woman Doing Life Notes from a Prison for Women

ISBN-10: 0199734755
ISBN-13: 9780199734757
Edition: 2010
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Description: A Woman Doing Life is the only book that tells stories of women in prison from the inside out. Author and inmate Erin George draws a vivid and uniquely raw portrait of female life in prison, detailing her own responses to incarceration as well as  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

A Woman Doing Life is the only book that tells stories of women in prison from the inside out. Author and inmate Erin George draws a vivid and uniquely raw portrait of female life in prison, detailing her own responses to incarceration as well as her observations of prison relationships, death and sickness, reactions from friends and family, and even "cooking" in prison. The text also features poignant stories from other female inmates. Edited by Robert Johnson--esteemed scholar and editor of Victor Hassine's Life Without Parole, Fourth Edition (OUP, 2009)--each chapter of the text opens with a helpful introduction that guides students as they read. An Afterword by noted scholar Joycelyn Pollock further helps place inmate testimonies into an academic context. Offering profound insight into the too-often neglected issue of women in the criminal justice system, A Woman Doing Life is a must for courses in women and crime, gender and crime, and women in prison.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Jail Time
Prison Time
Love in a Cold Climate
Violence Behind Bars: Women, Mano a Mano
Shakedowns, Fakedowns, and Solitary Confinement
Quality of Life (Loosely Defined)
Living with Loss
Programs, Privileges, and Oases of Creativity
The Sick and the Dead
Other Voices, Other Venues: Self-Portraits by Women in Prison
Looking Out and Looking Back: Recidivism and Religion; Remorse and Redemption
Origami Heart
Afterword
Terms of Entanglement: A Prison Glossary
A Prison Cookbook

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