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Hard time at Tehachapi : California's first women's prison

Author: Kathleen A Cairns
Publisher: Albuquerque, N.M. : University of New Mexico Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the history of Tehachapi women's prison in California, describes the institution's mission to rehabilitate rather than punish its inmates, and discusses controversies over how prisoners were treated.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen A Cairns
ISBN: 9780826345721 0826345727
OCLC Number: 276138938
Description: x, 205 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
San Quentin blues : criminals, clubwomen, and the campaign for a female reformatory --
Hard-nosed politics : the battle for Tehachapi --
Murderers, thieves, and con artists --
Writing their lives : the Clarion and the California Institution for Women --
A woman in charge --
Tehachapi : on shaky ground --
After Tehachapi.
Responsibility: Kathleen A. Cairns.
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