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Inside this place, not of it : narratives from women's prisons

Author: Ayelet Waldman; Robin Levi
Publisher: San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, ©2011.
Series: Voice of witness.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Inside this place, not of it reveals some of the most egregious human rights violations within women's prisons in the United States. In their own words, the thirteen narrators in this book recount their lives leading up to incarceration and their experiences inside--ranging from forced sterilization and shackling during childbirth, to physical and sexual abuse by prison staff. Together, their testimonies illustrate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ayelet Waldman; Robin Levi
ISBN: 9781936365494 1936365499 9781936365500 1936365502
OCLC Number: 707256001
Description: 308 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Olivia Hamilton --
Sheri Dwight --
Maria Taylor --
Sarah Chase --
Teri Hancock --
Emily Madison --
Anna Jacobs --
Francesca Salavieri --
Marilyn Sanderson --
Taisie Baldwin --
Victoria Sanchez --
Charlie Morningstar --
Irma Rodriquez.
Series Title: Voice of witness.
Responsibility: compiled and edited by Robin Levi and Ayelet Waldman ; associate editor, Rebecca Silbert ; foreword by Michelle Alexander ; research editor, Alex Carp ; assistant research editor, Jessie Hawk.
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"Inside this place, not of it reveals some of the most egregious human rights violations within women's prisons in the United States. In their own words, the thirteen narrators in this book recount their lives leading up to incarceration and their experiences inside--ranging from forced sterilization and shackling during childbirth, to physical and sexual abuse by prison staff. Together, their testimonies illustrate the harrowing struggles for survival that women in prison must endure"--Page 4 of cover.

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Winner of The National Council on Crime and Delinquency's PASS Award for Literature "Incredibly compelling." --Meg Waite Clayton, Huffington Post "A chilling glimpse of the human rights abuses Read more...

 
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