Inside This Place, Not of It

Narratives from Women's Prisons
Product Number: EB00700681
Released: Jul 25, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781786632302
Publisher: Verso
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Inside This Place, Not of It reveals some of the most egregious human rights violations within women's prisons in the United States. Here, in their own words, thirteen narrators recount their lives leading up to incarceration and their harrowing struggle for survival once inside. Among the narrators: Theresa, who spent years believing her health and life were in danger, being aggressively treated with a variety of medications for a disease she never had. Only on her release did she discover that an incompetent prison medical bureaucracy had misdiagnosed her with HIV. Anna, who repeatedly warned apathetic prison guards about a suicidal cellmate. When the woman killed herself, the guards punished Anna in an attempt to silence her and hide their own negligence. Teri, who was sentenced to up to fifty years for aiding and abetting a robbery when she was only seventeen. A prison guard raped Teri, who was still a teenager, and the assaults continued for years with the complicity of other staff.

Author(s): Michelle Alexander
Original Publish Date: Jul 25, 2017

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Author(s): Michelle Alexander
Product Number EB00654624
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: McSweeney's
ISBN: #9781940450537

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