Woman Doing Life: Notes from a Prison for Women / Edition 1

Woman Doing Life: Notes from a Prison for Women / Edition 1

by Erin George
ISBN-10:
0199734755
ISBN-13:
2900199734756
Pub. Date:
01/13/2010
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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Woman Doing Life: Notes from a Prison for Women / Edition 1

In A Woman Doing Life, author and inmate Erin George draws a vivid and uniquely raw portrait of female life in prison. By detailing her own experiences and sharing poignant stories from other female inmates, George gives insight into prison relationships, death and sickness, reactions from friends and family, and even "cooking" in prison.

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ISBN-13: 2900199734756
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/13/2010
Edition description: NE
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction Robert Johnson 1

Chapter 1 Jail Time 3

Chapter 2 Prison Time 26

Chapter 3 Love in a Cold Climate 45

Chapter 4 Violence Behind Bars: Women, Mano a Mano 54

Chapter 5 Shakedowns, Fakedowns, and Solitary Confinement 61

Chapter 6 Quality of Life (Loosely Defined) 85

Chapter 7 Living with Loss 97

Chapter 8 Programs, Privileges, and Oases of Creativity 115

Chapter 9 The Sick and the Dead 130

Chapter 10 Other Voices, Other Venues: Self-Portraits by Women in Prison 141

Chapter 11 Looking Out and Looking Back: Recidivism and Religion; Remorse and Redemption 154

Origami Heart Erin George 174

Afterword Joycelyn Pollock 176

Appendix A Terms of Entanglement: A Prison Glossary 186

Appendix B A Prison Cookbook 196

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