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In A Woman Doing Life, author and inmate Erin George draws a vivid and uniquely raw portrait of female life in prison. By detailing her own experiences and sharing poignant stories from other female inmates, George gives insight into prison relationships, death and sickness, reactions from friends and family, and even "cooking" in prison.
About the Author
Erin George is an inmate at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women in Virginia, where she is serving a life sentence for murder.
About the Editors
Robert Johnson is Professor of Justice, Law and Criminology in the School of Public Affairs at American University.
Alison B. Martin is Postdoctoral Research Associate at the National Institute of Justice.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Robert Johnson
1. Jail Time 2. Prison Time 3. Love in a Cold Climate 4. Violence Behind Bars: Women, Mano a Mano 5. Shakedowns, Fakedowns, and Solitary Confinement 6. Quality of Life (Loosely Defined) 7. Living with Loss 8. Programs, Privileges, and Oases of Creativity 9. The Sick and the Dead 10. Other Voices, Other Venues: Self-Portraits by Women in Prison 11. Looking Out and Looking Back: Recidivism and Religion; Remorse and Redemption
"Origami Heart," a poem by Erin George
Afterword, Joycelyn Pollock
Appendix A: Terms of Engagement: A Prison Glossary Appendix B: A Prison Cookbook Appendix C: Cell Buddy