Time on the Inside: Behind the Walls in a Maximum Security Women's Prison from an Insiders View

Time on the Inside: Behind the Walls in a Maximum Security Women's Prison from an Insiders View

by Donna Ann Smith-Marshall
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OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Unless you have actually experienced being behind bars, you do not truly know nor understand the daily interactions of prison life. This "Insider's View" of a Maximum Security Women's Prison delves into the life of author Donna Ann Smith-Marshall as she rehashes the almost beastly way she was treated on the inside. What should have been rehabilitation ended up being cruel-like punishment.

Being a hardworking professional, Mrs. Smith-Marshall managed to get herself in trouble and leave her young children virtually motherless while she paid for her crime. Undergoing a lengthy process, she was finally on the "inside." Being ridiculed with embarrassing searches of her body and verbally abused by emotionless guards, she realized that her life would never be the same. While watching others go through emotion after emotion, she soon could not keep hers in check and fell prey to the ideals and options of prison life.

Admittingly Mrs. Smith-Marshall understands that she must pay for her mistakes, she wants us as readers to understand and stand up for women dealing with life on the inside. Though I liked the concept of the book, it felt more like a biography and not the novel that I was looking for.

Reviewed by: LaDonna
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never knew that much about women in the system until A friend let me read her book and i just wanted to cry. Mrs.Smith-Marshall has seen a lot of things and i'm glad that she came out with a book to tell the real story of what goes on. I've never seen anything like this in book stores before. Thank you for opening my eyes on things. keep up the good work
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was released earlier so this must be a second printing however this is an excellent book. You don't hear much about women in prison as this is a subject many stay away from, but I tell you this, if you are in prison or you're doing crime or want to know more about what happens day-to-day this book covers it. From the moment you get arrested, to going to jail and then prison and what you do while in and coming out. It takes you right inside as if you are really their. It also gives you some idea as to why women are going into prison time after time and what are government isn't doing to rehabilitate but how they are exploiting inmates. I could'nt put this book down and I read it twice. It is also a must have for teens and young adults as it will give a clear undestanding of how women should be leading their life. It had a few and I mean few word errors, but you overlook those as the message in the book ultimately states that your life will change when you allow God to lead you, makes any errors fade quickly. I was also impressed at the authors resources in the back of the book and inspirational messages for us. She is definately on the right path with this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must have. I finished it in 2days just couldn't put the book down. I finally see it fron a insiders view. This book is a must have