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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Lempert, Lora Bex.
Women doing life
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Lora Bex Lempert
|Description:||1 online resource.|
|Contents:||The life imprisonment of women in America: gender, punishment, and agency --
Carmela: "blurred boundaries" --
Beginning the prison journey --
Ann and Crystal: juvenile lifers as "minnows in a shark tank" --
Actively doing life --
Desiree: a journey toward self-actualization --
Correctional officers or "us" vs. "them": preserving and challenging the binary --
Eating the life-sentence elephant: "one day at a time" --
Candace: "God is my answer" --
The way forward: policy solutions.
|Responsibility:||Lora Bex Lempert.|
"You will not be able to put this book down. Lempert intersperses the active voices of women serving life with the personal and social forces that lead them to prison. She challenges the many
- Women prisoners -- United States.
- Life imprisonment -- United States.
- Female offenders -- United States.
- Imprisonment -- United States.
- Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
- Criminal justice, Administration of.
- Female offenders.
- Life imprisonment.
- Women prisoners.
- United States.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology