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Women Behind Bars : The Crisis of Women in the U.s. Prison System (Paperback)

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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.

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Publisher Pgw
Mfg Part# 9781580051958
SKU 204548687
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1580051952
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0356
Publisher Seal Press (CA)

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