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The farm : life inside a women's prison

Author: Andi Rierden
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written by a journalist, this book depicts the day-to-day struggles and concerns of inmates a the Connecticut Correctional Institution in Niantic (renamed the Janet S. York correctional Institution), the state's only prison for women. Build in 1917 as a work farm for prostitutes, unwed mothers, and other women of allegedly immoral character, "the Farm," as it is still called, has long served as a barometer of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rierden, Andi, 1953-
Farm.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)645842313
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andi Rierden
ISBN: 1558490795 9781558490796 1558490809 9781558490802
OCLC Number: 36011718
Description: xviii, 193 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: A prison with a view --
Miss Delia of Sleepy Hollow --
Niantic love --
Candyland --
A warden's legacy --
The stud and the latin queen --
Biblioni's goodbye --
Delia's desire --
A life of tragedy --
The Baker House pioneers --
Cassandra in Calcutta --
In some ways, this disease has been a blessing to me --
The corona --
If you're going to talk the talk --
Justina's return --
Flowers for the Fenwicks --
Two worlds collide --
Another chance --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Andi Rierden.

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Depicting the lives of inmates at the Connecticut Correctional Institution, this is the result of three years of research among the women at the prison. Built in 1917 as a work farm for prostitutes  Read more...

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