violence in prison

How To Survive in a Women’s Prison

Our doctors look like Doogie Howser and approach patients like a short order cook does breakfast. It’s easy to believe we’re part of some unknown experiment. I often have visions of us all being like Jeff Goldblum in “The Fly” -- sitting around coughing out our teeth and morphing into something grotesque.
2020-04-03T11:52:55-04:00Fellow Inmates|

The Aliens Within Us

Here, "normal," i.e. civil, is as alien to prisoners as criminal activity is to decent people. Therefore, it is difficult to embrace change when it could result in being attacked or harmed in other ways.