“A real contribution to being aware of what happens to women incarcerated in your prisons today. . . . Women in Prison is a superb primer about them. The topics Watterson covers add some history of women’s prisons; that is in prison, for the purpose crimes; the prison industries that include the state and therefore are fueled by prisoners’ unpaid or miserably paid wages; the profit-making companies, organizations, and communities who enjoy the boom in prison construction as well as the ever-expanding correctional employment; the problems faced by incarcerated females and their children; the frightening whole world of women inside prison; the plight of such women when they leave prison with $25 into their pockets with out place to call home, no job and youngsters to support; the inadequate medical and psychological services ship to women in prison; and prison friendships, families and sexualities.” Review of Books — Women’s Review of Books
“A real contribution to being aware of what happens to women incarcerated within our prison system today.” — Natalie J. Sokoloff, Women’s Review of Books
“An exposé of the national disgrace . . .eloquent and illuminating” — Saturday Review
“Here is really a shocker, a genuine eye-opener that deserves wide attention” — Publishers Weekly
About the Author
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 already been published in a range of national journals, magazines, and newspapers, for example the Philadelphia Inquirer and New York Times. –This text refers back to the Paperback edition.