Join In These Times on Wednesday, November 7, for a panel discussion with Investigative journalist and In These Times Senior Editor Silja J.A. Talvi, Salome Chasnoff, director of Turning a Corner, and a former prostitute featured in Turning a Corner to discuss how women are cycled through U.S. prison systems and what the average female prison experience is.
This free event will include a reading from Women Behind Bars and highlighted scenes fromTurning a Corner. Copies of Talvi's book, Women Behind Bars will be available for sale and signing after the event.
Women prisoners are treated cruelly and callously by the American Justice System and Silja J. A. Talvi illuminates the inhumane practices of the U.S. penal system in her new book Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System (Seal Press/November 2007). She traveled to women’s prisons domestically and internationally, interviewed current and former inmates and the portrait she paints is of women abused and forgotten by a system overloaded past capacity.
Official Website: http://www.inthesetimes.com/events/3389/
Added by wjmaggos on November 4, 2007