Voices from the Inside: Case Studies from a Tennessee Women's Prison

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University Press of America, 2009 - Law - 259 pages
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Voices from the Inside takes readers into the cells of a maximum security prison to reveal the personal accounts of over sixty women that are incarcerated for drug crimes. The stories will shock and entertain, and will certainly help readers to see more than the statistics behind drug offenses. Research included in this book examines the history of prohibition in the United States, with special emphasis on alcohol and drug prohibition, and analyzes empirical data pertaining specifically to the incarceration of female drug offenders in Tennessee. Personal interviews with these women regard the criminal justice processes both before and after their incarceration. This book is a must-read for those seeking to understand the impact of current drug policies on individuals and the community, as well as why these policies are not working.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Voices from the Inside Pain Killers and Addiction
17
Voices from the Inside Peer Pressure and Addiction
37
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Chinyere Ogbonna was born in Okwe, Nigeria. Dr. Ogbonna has held various positions in both private and public health care industries, including research positions at Vanderbilt and Vectors-Arbovirus Research division under the auspices of World Health Organization. In 2001, she served as bioterrorism epidemiologist for Tennessee Department of Health. Ogbonna is currently an associate professor of public management and criminal justice at Austin Peay State University.
Ross Nordin was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Over the course of his career, he has been actively involved in engineering, finance and data analysis of large data sets. Nordin includes studies and policy data analyses of the "War on Drugs" campaign amongst his varied research interests.

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