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

Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons⚣ [PDF] ✅ Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons By Robin Levi ✰ – Heartforum.co.uk People in US 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 addre People in US prisons Place, Not Kindle Ò 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 Inside This PDF or Among the narrators Irma Rodriguez, in prison on drug charges While in prison in , 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 This Place, Not eBook ✓ 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.

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Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's
  • Hardcover
  • 300 pages
  • Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons
  • Robin Levi
  • English
  • 03 August 2017
  • 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 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 were currently incarcerated and others had left prison But, I specifically wanted to learnabout women s experiences in prison and this book includes a wide range of accounts with varying circumstances All have an underlying theme of inhumane treatment and trauma

  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 tru 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 truths and their lived experiences I feel like this ought to be added to school curricula and given to every damn tough on crime politician If only

  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 feelings of empathy, prompting me to take a step back and look at things with a new set of eyes Every individual must read this for the sake of our prison system, our society, and our humanity.

  6. Veronique says:

    This was a very interesting and hard topic to read about I felt the injustice for these women, some doing crimes only to survive and then getting life sentences withabuse in the prison cellsI haven t read all the appendices so far, but might in the future I just feel a bit drowned emotionally after reading it

  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 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.

  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 the 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 institution in the world would hardly know what to do when faced with an army of these women descending upon it And most of our prisons are far from that ideal institution.The legal system completely fails them with poor legal advice and incompetent defense causing them to get very stiff sentences that would be unlikely with someone who had a good defense attorney Inside the prisons, both guards and other inmates can be brutal and predatory It is dreadful to watch the spirally down from abusive childhood to abusive husbands, youthful pregnancies, drug addictions, mental illnesses, stumbling into crimes, and then the draconian encounters with the legal system They don t understand any of it and for some the first chance to soberly reflect is in prison itself Fortunately for all of these women, someone or group eventually offers them a kind of lifeline either in friendship, mentoring, rehab or evenimportant, legal help and counseling, and they try to pull themselves back up Of course they can t undo the damage the effects on their children, family and victims, and themselves but they manage take responsibility You can only admire their courage and wish them well.Needless to say this book is an indictment of our prison system In this particular book the concentration is on women s prisons, but undoubtedly there are massive abuses in men s prisons too In our current political environment, there is little incentive to address these very complicated issues In the long run we as a society pay a heavy price, but nowhere near the price of people like these women and their families and victims

  10. Joann Im says:

    A heart wrenching yet powerful account on cruelty and human rights violation that occurs within women s prisons in the United States The narratives of the 13 former and or current prisoners experiences were moving and upsetting These women s powerful narratives and the appendices reveals the racial bias and discrimination in policies and practices within the legal framework that creates barrier in protecting their Eighth Amendment rights This book was very informative and provided perspectiv A heart wrenching yet powerful account on cruelty and human rights violation that occurs within women s prisons in the United States The narratives of the 13 former and or current prisoners experiences were moving and upsetting These women s powerful narratives and the appendices reveals the racial bias and discrimination in policies and practices within the legal framework that creates barrier in protecting their Eighth Amendment rights This book was very informative and provided perspectives and issues that brought forth empathy and awareness America has a long history of economic and social inequality that is still a ongoing concern today This creates racial image and narrative bias in causing lack of interest in changes and improvements within the institution and I loved how this book highlighted this issue These women s first hand narratives are heartbreaking, uncomfortable yet their courage was inspirational This is a challenging read but a essential one

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