Letters From Prison, Voices of Women Murderers

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Letters from Prison: Voices of Women Murderers, is a first-ever compilation of letters solicited through direct correspondence with women who have been condemned for murder. In the women's own words, they detail their backgrounds and what drove them to their crimes, and they comment on their current mindsets. The women's stories shed light on the common traits - and the profound differences - that may exist between female perpetrators. Each woman offers a different perspective, but most shared shockingly difficult childhoods, filled sadly with neglect, sexual abuse, and drug addictions. The words of these women haunt and transfix even the most skeptical reader. In the end, the reader will find it impossible to deny the "human character" of these condemned women.

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Ms. Furio gets these isolated, traumatized women talking. Without condoning the violence and crimes, through their correspondence she seeks to help us (and the women themselves) to understand what ignites rage and why the women finally "broke" and responded to abuse by killing. And along the way, Furio subtly reveals the biases in the criminal justice system and the media.

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Author and prison-reform activist Jennifer Furio's first book on this topic, "The Serial Kill Letters: A Penetrating Look Inside the Minds of Murderers", achieved instant - and ongoing - success, and is used as a textbook in several universities. Furio is a frequent guest on national talk shows including Montel Williams, 20/20, and Dateline. Court TV is negotiating for a special series based on Furio's controversial books.

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