Book Reviews of Women Behind Bars

Women Behind Bars
Women Behind Bars
Author: Wensley Clarkson
ISBN-13: 9780312981112
ISBN-10: 0312981112
Publication Date: 8/13/2001
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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2.8 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
From the back cover: They were once sweet little girls - sugar and spice, and everything nice. Now they're cold blooded criminals, behind the bars of America's most dangerous prisons - hardened women doing their time. How and why did they cross to the dark side? What makes women kill their husbands, lovers, family, and innocent strangers?

Note: This book was published in 1998 and looks like it has been read a few times since then but is definitely still in good condition, just appears slightly "tired".
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Life in jail holds many fears for Donna Hylton. But the overriding one is that she'll die in custody.

"There was a woman here everybody talks about," says Donna. "She was named Ma Brown and came here when this prison was a farm, and people used a horse and buggy.

"They gave her a life sentence for murder. After 25 years she got out. She stayed out a month or two and asked to come back. She'd come in one century and left in another, and she was too scared.

"She would rather end up dying here. God, I don't want to end up like Ma Brown.", p. 39
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They were once sweet little girls--sugar and spice, and everything nice. Now they're cold-blooded criminals, behind the bars of America's most dangerous prisons--hardened women doing their time. How and why did they cross to the dark side? What makes women kill husbands, lovers, family, and innocent strangers? Step inside and meet them
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A good book but it is sad for the mothers in there that have children they will never see grow up.But sometimes,you're put into a position where you'll never know what will happen until it's too late,everyone has to learn from their mistakes I guess,even mothers.
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A white-knuckle tour of women on the edge of hell. The true story of female criminals in prison.