Record Details

Catalog Search

Women behind bars : the crisis of women in the U.S. prison system / Silja J.A. Talvi.

Talvi, Silja J. A., (author.).
Image of item

Electronic resources

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cambridge City PL - Cambridge City 365 (Text) 76893000241096 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781580051958
  • ISBN: 1580051952
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 359 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Emeryville, CA : Seal Press, [2007]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-342) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: The invisible struggle -- Here's your one-way ticket to prison -- Women in wartime -- Abuse behind the wall -- Dangerous medicine -- Trying to stay sane -- Criminalizing motherhood -- Women who kill -- Women loving women -- Living in the God pod -- Shipping women's bodies -- International lockup -- Hope and healing -- Afterword: Chasing the beam, chasing dignity.
Summary, etc.:
"More and more women-mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters, and sisters-are doing hard prison time all across the United States. Many of them are facing the prospect of years, decades, even lifetimes behind bars. Oddly, there's been little public discussion about the dramatic increase of women in the prison system. What exactly is happening here, and why? The answers are in Women Behind Bars, in which investigative journalist Silja Talvi sheds light on why American girls and women are being locked up at such unprecedented rates. Talvi travels across the country to weave together interviews with inmates, correctional officers, and administrators, providing readers with a glance at the impact incarceration has on our society. With a combination of compassion and critical analysis, Talvi delivers a timely, in-depth analysis of a growing and extremely complicated issue."--Publisher's description.
Subject: Women prisoners > United States.

Additional Resources