Women Behind Bars: The Crisis Of Women In The U.S. Prison System
Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System
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.
"Like mirrors in a house of horrors, the women in Talvi's book reflect the distorted collective flaws of our society: violence, addiction, poverty, pervasive low self-esteem and families trapped in chronic financial and emotional crises." -- Ms. Magazine
"This comprehensive and passionately argued indictment of the inhuman treatment of female prisoners is...