Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons




      Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons
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 than four years later that she had been sterilized without her consent. Free Read Kindle ePUB Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons by Ayelet Waldman – heartforum.co.uk

Ayelet Waldman is the author of A Really Good Day How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life, Love and Treasure, Red Hook Road and The New York Times bestseller Bad Mother A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace Her novel Love and Other Impossible Pursuits was made into a film starring Natalie Portman Her personal essays and profiles of such public figures as Hillary Clinton have been published in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Vogue, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal Her radio commentaries have appeared on All Things Considered and The California Report You can follow Ayelet on Facebook and Twitter Love and Treasure is available for purchase here.

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  • Hardcover
  • 300 pages
  • Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons
  • Ayelet Waldman
  • English
  • 14 February 2018
  • 1936365499

10 thoughts on “ Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons

  1. Oriana says:

    for when you need a good cry, a good strong agonized scream against the quiet horrors of our often harrowingly terrible world.

  2. Kathrina says:

    From now on, if you ask me why I m interested in prison reform, I don t have to say anything I can just hand you this book I probably will say something, though And I hope this book makes you say something, too.

  3. Hannah (Peevey) Way says:

    I read this in fits and starts because, unsurprisingly, women are treated pretty horribly in American prisons From unfair too heavy sentences, poor healthcare, poverty, mental illness, drug addiction, and the constant threat and act of rape, our prison system is inhumane and horrifying One researcher found that dogs and cats are treatedhumanely than most female prisoners I read this for the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge as my book written from prison Some of the woman interviewed I read this in fits and starts because, unsurprisingly, women are treated pretty horribly in American prisons From unfair too heavy sentences, poor healthcare, poverty, mental illness, drug addiction, and the constant threat and act of rape, our prison syste...

  4. Alison says:

    This book broke my heart a thousand times The absolute atrocities and cruelties and just total lack of respect, agency, dignity given to women in the prison systemit s just so disheartening and awful The abuse inflicted on them by those in power is sickening, and I don t care what someone has done to be put in prison, they do not deserve what many of these women experienced I m grateful to the editors of this book for getting these stories out there, for letting these women speak their This book broke my heart a thousand times The absolute atrocities and cruelties and just total lack of respect, agency, dignity given to women in the prison systemit s just so disheartening and awful The abuse inflicted on them by those in po...

  5. Sofia Ariana says:

    One of the most beautiful and complex books I ve ever read Each narrative holds so much depth and brings forth issues that I genuinely didn t even know existed within our justice system These stories invoked strong...

  6. Q says:

    This rating is for the courage of these incarcerated women who survived immense cruelty much inhumane treatment because they were women It was haunting It was written years before Orange is the new black And things have changed a little bit in some jails and prisons and others naught Transgender people in male prisons are still raped and guards still look away It too...

  7. Avid Reader says:

    Must read for anyone concerned for basic human decency in this country Also you can catch one of the first person accounts from this book in the 2012 edition of The Best American Nonrequired Reading.I plan on reviewing this in detail once I get the physical book back from a fr...

  8. b bb bbbb bbbbbbbb says:

    Heavy material, but a good and important read Humanizing, though it felt better to me when the narratives were read one at a time apart from the others.

  9. Daniel Stern says:

    This engrossing narrative is a collection of interviews with women who have been in the prison system in this country in a number of different state prisons Each story is its own unique tragedy but several things are common to all the mindless brutality of our prison system and the poverty and dysfunctional lives these women come from Most were sexually and physically abused as children often with drug addicted parents There was no one to protect them from repeated bad decisions that dig This engrossing narrative is a collection of interviews with women who have been in the prison system in this country in a number of different state prisons Each story is its own unique tragedy but several things are common to all the mindless brutality of our prison system and the poverty and dysfunctional lives these women come from Most were sexually and physically abused as children often with drug addicted parents There was no one to protect them from repeated bad decisions that dig them into deeper and deeper holes By the time they hit the prison system they have no self esteem, are usually drug addicted and confused, often pregnant and leave behind a path of destruction for their own families, their children and also the other victims of their awful decisions Even the best equipped institu...

  10. Amanda says:

    This book is important These stories are important Read if you want to hear directly from incarcerated women their heartbreaking experiences Read if you don t want to hear but because you need to hear them However, for peopleentrenched in this work, I wanted this book to beintersectional that it was The authors also make some sweeping statements in the introduction that contribute to the erasure of certain incarcerated peoples lived experiences...

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