Women In Prison: Inside the Concrete Womb

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9781555532383: Women In Prison: Inside the Concrete Womb

This compelling book, which has been thoroughly revised and updated, draws on candid interviews with over 400 women inmates and prison officials to shed a shocking light on our penal system as it affects women.

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KATHRYN WATTERSON, an award-winning author and journalist, teaches writing at Princeton University. Among her several books is Women in Prison: Inside the Concrete Womb, also published by Northeastern University Press. Her short stories, essays, and articles have been published in a variety of national journals, magazines, and newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer and New York Times.

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“A real contribution to understanding what happens to women incarcerated in our prisons today. . . Women in Prison is an excellent primer on the subject. The topics Watterson covers include the history of women’s prisons; who is in prison, for what crimes; the prison industries that support the state and are fueled by prisoners’ unpaid or miserably paid wages; the profit-making companies, organizations, and communities who benefit from the boom in prison construction and the ever-expanding correctional employment; the difficulties faced by incarcerated women and their children; the frightening world of women inside prison; the plight of those women as they leave prison with $25 in their pockets and no place to call home, no job and children to support; the inadequate medical and psychological services provided for women in prison; and prison friendships, families and sexualities.”—Women's Review of Books

“A graphic, arresting account of prison as a way of life.”—Kirkus Reviews

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