Chapter

Being in Prison

Joanne Archibald

in Interrupted Life

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780520252493
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520944565 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0008
Being in Prison

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This chapter describes life in prison. The author was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison when she was three months pregnant. Because her court case took a long time, she was able to give birth to her son outside. He was seven months old when the author went in. She talks about the procedures inside the prison, a roommate from Southern California, her job as a cook inside the prison, and how she experienced sexual harassment from a guy who cooked with her.

Keywords: prison; prison visits; cook; sexual harassment

Chapter.  1843 words. 

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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