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Women of York Correctional Institution

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Works: 2 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 2,609 library holdings
Classifications: PS548.C8, 810.809287086927
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Publications about Women of York Correctional Institution
Publications by Women of York Correctional Institution
Most widely held works by Women of York Correctional Institution
Couldn't keep it to myself : testimonies from our imprisoned sisters by Wally Lamb( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,468 libraries worldwide
The author recounts his work with the York Correctional Institution and shares the stories of his women inmate students, describing the circumstances that led to their incarcerations and how they found their literary voices
I'll fly away : further testimonies from the women of York Prison by Wally Lamb( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
In 2003 author Wally Lamb published a collection of essays by the students in his writing workshop at the maximum-security York Correctional Institution, Connecticut's only prison for women. Writing, Lamb discovered, was a way for these women to confront painful memories, face their fears and their failures, and begin to imagine better lives. One critic described the book as "gut-tearing tales ... the unvarnished truth." In this new volume, twenty women--eighteen inmates and two of Lamb's cofacilitators--share the experiences that shaped them from childhood and that haunt and inspire them to this day. These portraits, vignettes, and stories depict with soul-baring honesty how and why women land in prison--and what happens once they get there. The stories are as varied as the individuals who wrote them, but each testifies to the same core truth: the universal value of knowing oneself and changing one's life through the power of the written word.--From publisher description
 
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