Too much time: women in prison

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Phaidon, Mar 16, 2000 - Photography - 191 pages
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This is a documentary survey of the experience of women in prison by theward-winning photojournalist Jane Evelyn Atwood. Since 1980 the numbers ofomen in US prisons have increased tenfold. Similar statistics apply to theine other countries around the world where Atwood has succeeded inenetrating the prison systems - photographing, interviewing women prisonersnd their guards, gathering testimony. The result is a raw and moving accountn words and pictures of society's attitude to the issues of women, crime andncarceration.;The book raises questions about the relative treatment of mennd women in prison and about the links between women's crimes and maleiolence. But more than a campaigning photo story, the book assembles anxtraordinary body of experience. As Kathy Boudin, a teacher and writermprisoned since 1981, comments: "as women in prison, we tell stories to eachther - sitting in our cells, walking in the prison yard, in parenting groups but we urgently need our stories to be heard beyond the walls and the razorire. This book takes the reader into the lives of women in prison as they

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