Women Inside: Narratives from America's Incarcerated Women
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 narrato...more
And all of that happens before they enter prison. Prison is a whole other horror. Women's prisons a...more
I had a pit in my stomach the whole time I was reading this book. Knowing what I know now, about addiction and sexual abuse and violence against women, I am not at all surprised by the stories collected here. I am disappointed in th...more
i recommend this book to absolu...more
Incredible, moving narratives from incarcerated women. Rape. Forced sterilization. Giving birth while shackled. We keep looking away. We all keep looking away like it's not real, like there is not a cost as a nation, as humans that we will have to pay- that we do pay already in one form or another.
**trigger warnings -- this book contains descriptions of sexual and physical assault and abuse**
I plan on reviewing this in detail once I get the physical book back from a friend (love my Kindle but not a fan of ebooks). As a rule I generally don't loan my books out but this one in particular screams to be shared repeatedly.
My full review is here: http://www.truth-out.org/oral-history...