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A woman doing life : notes from a prison for women

Author: Erin George; Robert Johnson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Erin George
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erin George; Robert Johnson
ISBN: 9780199734757 0199734755
OCLC Number: 383828067
Description: vi, 202 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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 and 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.
Responsibility: Erin George ; edited & introduced by Robert Johnson ; afterword by Joycelyn Pollock.
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"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."--Jacket.

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"George presents a realistic portrayal of life faced on a daily basis by women in prison. She addresses both the physical issues they face as well as the very real psychological challenges. She gives Read more...

 
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