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The Consolations of Imagination and Lyric Poetry

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the personal and the political tactics of two remarkable, yet little-known, twentieth-century poets—Joean Cassou and Irina Ratushinskaya—who survived their imprisonments in ... More


Dignity Denied: The Price of Imprisoning Older Women in California

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0059
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

California legislators currently face an urgent fiscal crisis generated by the graying of the state's prison population. Because of “tough on crime” policies such as mandatory minimum sentences, the ... More


Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Rickie Solinger

Rebecca Sharitz (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book is a collection of writings by and about imprisoned women in the United States, a country that jails a larger percentage of its population than any other nation in the world. This work ... More


Older women prisoners and The Rubies project

Jill Annison and Alma Hageman

in Women and Criminal Justice: From the Corston Report to Transforming Rehabilitation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447319306
eISBN:
9781447319320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319306.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores the situation regarding older women prisoners in England and Wales and, in particular, turns the spotlight onto ‘The Rubies’, a project which runs for older women within ... More


Enslaving Prison Bodies: Labor Division, Prison Rape, and the Internal Prison Economy

Robert T. Chase

in We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653570
eISBN:
9781469653594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653570.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 3 moves from the field to the prison building to reveal how hierarchical prisoner labor arrangements structured an internal prison economy that bought and sold prisoner bodies and services as ... More


Black Women and Convict Leasing in the “Empire State” of the New South

Talitha L. LeFlouria

in Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622477
eISBN:
9781469623283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622477.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter underscores the centrality of prison labor in fulfilling the postbellum vision of modernization and industrial prosperity. According to Henry Woodfin Grady, a prominent Georgian and ... More


The Chase

Holli Hampton

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0024
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In her poem entitled “The Chase,” Holli Hampton expresses her love and admiration for a fellow woman prisoner “living 3 cells down.”.


Gender, Sexuality, and Family Kinship Networks

Juanita Díaz-Cotto

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0026
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Chicana pintas have always struggled with demands placed on them simultaneously by their families, their barrios, and the state. Gender roles, sexuality and sexual identification have been arenas ... More


Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Loss in Prison: A Personal Story

Kebby Warner

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, the author, a twenty-five-year-old woman prisoner in Michigan, shares her personal story of pregnancy, motherhood, the death of her father, and the disappearance of her husband. At ... More


Get on the Bus: Mobilizing Communities across California to Unite Children with Their Parents in Prison

Suzanne Jabro and Kelly Kester-Smith

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Studies show that regular contact between incarcerated mothers and their children is crucial to the mental health and development of both groups. Yet no programs existed to make this contact ... More


The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Cuts Cordwood: Prison Camps for Women

Talitha L. LeFlouria

in Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622477
eISBN:
9781469623283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622477.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter charts the transition of women prisoners from sexually integrated railroad camps, brickyards, and mines into feminine carceral spaces, narrating the life-world of female captives ... More


Sustaining the “Weak and Feeble”: Women Workers and the Georgia State Prison Farm

Talitha L. LeFlouria

in Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622477
eISBN:
9781469623283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622477.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explains the development of Georgia's state prison farm, exploring how black female convicts helped transform the public industrial plantation into a “self-sustaining” entity. These ... More


Women, Incarceration, and Reentry: The Revolving Door of Prisons

Elizabeth A. Lilliott, Elise M. Trott, Nicole C. Kellett, Amy E. Green, and Cathleen E. Willging

in Gender, Psychology, and Justice: The Mental Health of Women and Girls in the Legal System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479819850
eISBN:
9781479846658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479819850.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Before, during, and after incarceration, rural women prisoners experience significant challenges that are exacerbated by harmful stereotypes about their criminalized behavior and seeming inability to ... More


Women of Wisdom: An Alternative Community of Faith

Suzanne Jabro and Kelly Kester-Smith

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0043
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter provides a rich example of the many ways that spirituality can become the golden anchor and sustenance for women prisoners. Once a month, a group of women living at the California ... More


Alternatives: ATI in New York City

Alexandra Bell and Leche

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0084
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, the author narrates her encounter with a former prisoner named Leche, who at the time of writing is enrolled in an Alternative to Incarceration program. On her last bid in prison, ... More


Unpacking the Crisis: Women of Color, Globalization, and the Prison-Industrial Complex

Julia Sudbury

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The emergence of a vibrant anti-prison movement has brought attention to the crisis of mass incarceration in the United States. Although men make up over 90 percent of prison populations in the ... More


Epilogue: The Sound of Broken Silence

Talitha L. LeFlouria

in Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622477
eISBN:
9781469623283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622477.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter concludes that it is within the historiographical space of convict labor studies that the women prisoners' contribution to the forging of New South modernity has tended to be measured in ... More


Life in the Big House

Vivien M. L. Miller (ed.)

in Hard Labor and Hard Time: Florida's "Sunshine Prison" and Chain Gangs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813039855
eISBN:
9780813043760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039855.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter contrasts the experiences of the prison farm's employee and inmate communities. Drawing on the oral testimony and published memoirs of those who grew up at the prison as well as on ... More


Metamorphosis III: The Social Transformation of Holloway

Paul Rock

in Reconstructing a Women's Prison: The Holloway Redevelopment Project, 1968-88

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260950
eISBN:
9780191682179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260950.003.0044
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

For quite a long time, most staff and inmates seemed to be enclosed inside their total institution, sealed against knowledge about events on the building site beyond the walls, concentrating on ... More


A Plea for Rosemary

Beverly (Chopper) Henry

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0050
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Rosemary Willeby died on October 22, 1999. Rosie was one of many women prisoners diagnosed with both HIV and the hepatitis C virus. The year before, she arrived at the Central California Women's ... More


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