Whores and Thieves of the Worst Kind: A Study of Women, Crime, and Prisons, 1835-2000
What type of women are sent to prison? How are these women prosecuted, and what are their crimes? This book traces the changing patterns of women's crime and punishment in a representative state from 1835 to the present. Drawn from extensive primary sources, the voices of female prisoners emerge powerfully and poignantly as individuals tell their stories.
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