ERIC Number: ED435792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-6
Behind & Beyond the Walls: The Incarcerated Female.
Davis, H. C.
The purpose of this book is to provide the female inmate with a self-help guidebook that she can identify with and utilize in surviving the correctional experience. The publication contains 30 essays, poems, observations, diary excerpts, and drawings reflecting the life of female prison inmates at the Eddie Warrior Correctional Center in Oklahoma. Some of the essays are written by the supervisor of education at the center and other teachers, but most of the items are written by inmates and those who have been released recently. The essays focus on what female prisoners need to do to reclaim their lives outside the prison walls and how difficult that is to do, partially because the correctional system makes it harder than necessary for them to do so. Personal examples and anecdotes fill the articles and provide insight into the daily lives and aspirations of female inmates. Chapters are: (1) "Get a Life" (H. C. Davis); (2) "Fear" (Barbara Saunders); (3) "Anger" (Dorita Pemberton); (4) "Low Self-Esteem" (Keeva Clayton); and "The Powerless" (Leslie Smith). Following the chapters are two case studies: "Six Months in the Life of a Female Parolee" (Leah Mueller); and "Another Entry in the Journal of a Recovering Addict--May '96" (Michelle Pierre). (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Attitudes, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Daily Living Skills, Females, Outcomes of Education, Prisoners, Secondary Education
Eddie Warrior Correctional Center, P.O. Box 315, Taft, OK 74463-0315 ($9.95). Tel: 918-683-8365
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Corrections, Oklahoma City.
Note: "Kimberlee A. Goody, editor and graphics artist."