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Concrete mama : prison profiles from Walla Walla

Author: Ethan Hoffman; John McCoy
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press : University of Washington Libraries, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Journalists John McCoy and Ethan Hoffman spent four months inside the walls of the Washington State Penitentiary at Walla Walla in 1978, just as Washington, once a leader in prison reform, abandoned its focus on reform and rehabilitation and returned to cell time and punishment. It was a brutal transition.McCoy and Hoffman roamed the maximum-security compound almost at will, observing and befriending prisoners and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Case studies Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoffman, Ethan, photographer.
Concrete mama.
Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018012592
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ethan Hoffman; John McCoy
ISBN: 9780295743981 0295743980
OCLC Number: 1029074645
Notes: Earlier edition: 1981.
Description: xxxii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm x 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Reading Concrete mama, then and now : tragedy, failure, and the history of prison in Washington / Dan Berger --
Introduction --
Fred : fish --
Browny : convict --
Kenny : con boss --
Bobby : biker --
Jimmy Joe : ethnic --
Jackie : queen --
Kim : idler at work --
Wino : snitch --
Ed : revolutionary in "Big Red" --
Don : murderer on death row --
Yvonne : visitor --
Officer Edwards : the man --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: photographs by Ethan Hoffman ; text by John A. McCoy ; introduction by Dan Berger.

Abstract:

"Journalists John McCoy and Ethan Hoffman spent four months inside the walls of the Washington State Penitentiary at Walla Walla in 1978, just as Washington, once a leader in prison reform, abandoned its focus on reform and rehabilitation and returned to cell time and punishment. It was a brutal transition.McCoy and Hoffman roamed the maximum-security compound almost at will, observing and befriending prisoners and guards. The result is a striking depiction of a community in which there was little to do, much to fear, and a culture that both mimicked and scorned the outside world. McCoy's unadorned prose and Hoffman's stunning black-and-white photographs offer as authentic a portrayal of life in the Big House as "outsiders" are ever likely to experience.Originally published in 1981, Concrete Mama revealed a previously unseen stark and complex world of life on the inside, for which it won the Washington State Book Award. Long unavailable yet still relevant, it is revitalized in a second edition with an introduction by scholar Dan Berger that provides historical context for the book's ongoing resonance, along with several previously unpublished photographs." -- Amazon.com.

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