Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System

Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System

by Silja J. A. Talvi
ISBN-10:
1580051952
ISBN-13:
9781580051958
Pub. Date:
10/28/2007
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
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Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System

More and more women—mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters, and sisters—are doing hard prison time all across the United States. Many of them are facing the prospect of years, decades, even lifetimes behind bars. Oddly, there’s been little public discussion about the dramatic increase of women in the prison system. What exactly is happening here, and why?

The answers are in Women Behind Bars, in which investigative journalist Silja Talvi sheds light on why American girls and women are being locked up at such unprecedented rates.

Talvi travels across the country to weave together interviews with inmates, correctional officers, and administrators, providing readers with a glance at the impact incarceration has on our society. With a combination of compassion and critical analysis, Talvi delivers a timely, in-depth analysis of a growing and extremely complicated issue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580051958
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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