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Bad Girls in a Mad World: True Stories of Lethal Ladies Behind Bars

3.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  30 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Emily Throne was an innocent, fun-loving 22-year-old recent college graduate living the good life in sunny Orange County, California; but misplaced trust in a deviant, drug-running boyfriend led her into a dark corner of the O.C. underworld known as Orange County Jail. There was the extraordinarily-troubled Ardith Cribbs, who shot her husband to death while he was handcuff ...more
Kindle Edition, 122 pages
Published February 16th 2012 by Skroll Press
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Joan Reeves
Nov 24, 2012 Joan Reeves rated it it was amazing
Reality of Women In Jail

If you ever wondered what it was REALLY like for women in jail, this book will tell you. It's scary, riveting, and thought-provoking -- just like this book.


Emily Throne's account of her time in the Orange County Jail in southern California is the stuff of nightmares for most law-abiding people. It's probably something every parent reads and wants to force their children to read as a cautionary tale that shows what happens when you get mixed up with boyfriends/girl
Oct 20, 2012 J.M. rated it liked it
Not badly written, though poorly edited. Very much an attempt to spell out the problems with the US penal system, as witnessed by someone incarcerated for two years. I'm a bit surprised the author didn't change the names to protect the inmates -- she even follows up at the end with news articles about some of those she mentions and what happened next.
Sep 25, 2012 Shari rated it it was ok
This book to me read like someone told a story to Emily and she transferred it to paper then decided to write a book from information the prisoners had given. If you read the review on Amazon you've read the book. There isn't much to it. I would not read it again and would not recommend spending the money to buy it. Very dull,very boring.
Sep 08, 2012 Rhonda rated it liked it
I thought it was interesting but the title made me think there was going to be more horrible, sadistic things. I probably should not admit that I like reading things like that, but occasionally I think everyone is looking for a train wreck that they can't turn away from.
This book is not it.
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