Joy is one of my friends and wrote about her experience in county jail and prison for a crime she was both charged and convicted of. She ended up doing so and I absolutely love what came out of it. I am beyond grateful that Joy opted to share her story and furthermore, that she allowed me to publish it on my site. Friends, meet Joy:.
Strangeways prison Manchester
My Story: I Went to Prison
Strangeways prison, Manchester. It was designed by Alfred Waterhouse in , using the Panopticon radial concept that was being employed all over Britain at the time. The new brick built prison stood on the site of the original Strangeways Park and Gardens, hence its name, and was able to house a 1, prisoners. There are two imposing gatehouses and a central dodecagonal hall, with wings A to F radiating off from it. The feet high tower, which was used for heating and ventilation, has been a local landmark ever since it was built. The T-shaped F wing is used to house the administration on ground floor with the prison chapel above.
Doin’ time 101: A dictionary of slang from New York’s female prisons
In a festival featuring the established presence of global auteurs like Akira Kurosawa, Luchino Visconti, and Jean-Pierre Melville, this small female prison drama from a prolific but largely unacknowledged director seemed out of place. The similar narrative threads between Caged and Orange is the New Black henceforth known as Orange converge when analyzing the character arc of its lead characters. And both women are inherently feminine. They each possess a particular softness, perhaps best realized in Caged , where Marie, following a line of questioning, is left to take a mug shot.
TROY, Virginia — For more than a year, Virginia's largest women's prison rounded up inmates who had loose-fitting clothes, short hair or otherwise masculine looks, sending them to a unit officers derisively dubbed the "butch wing," prisoners and guards say. Dozens were moved in an attempt to split up relationships and curb illegal sexual activity at the 1,inmate Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women, though some straight women were sent to the wing strictly because of their appearance, the inmates and corrections officers said. Civil rights advocates called the moves unconstitutional punishment for "looking gay.