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Inside This Place, Not Of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons (Paperback)

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    People in U.S. prisons are routinely subjected to physical, sexual, and mental abuse. While this has been documented in male prisons, women in prison often suffer in relative anonymity. Women Inside addresses this critical social justice issue, empowering incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women to share the stories that have previously been silenced. Among the narrators:

    Irma Rodriguez, in prison on drug charges. While in prison in 1990, Irma was diagnosed HIV positive, but after a decade and a half of aggressive and toxic treatment, Irma learned that she never had HIV.

    Sheri Dwight, a domestic violence survivor who was sent to prison for attempting to kill her batterer. While in prison, she underwent surgery for abdominal pain and learned more than four years later that she had been sterilized without her consent.


    ISBN 9781936365500
    Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
    Format Paperback
    Pages 308
    Publisher Date 2011-11-08 00:00:00.0
    Publisher McSweeneys Books
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.8 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Narratives from Women's Prisons
    Series Name Voice of Witness
    Audience General/trade

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