Women in Crime

By: Monahan, Florence

Price: $250.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dj

(price-clipped) [light shelfwear, very slight bumping at a couple of corners; jacket moderately worn at edges and extremities, and the bottom one-third of the spine has gotten scrunched, with resulting wrinkling and chipping at base of spine]. (B&W photo frontispiece) "The leading woman penologist of our country presents the absorbing story of her life among the women who have failed society and themselves." Ms. Monahan (the stern yet somehow motherly type, at least judging from her frontispiece portrait photo) had headed up a number of penal institutions, including the California State Prison for Women at Tehachapi. (At the time of writing she was Superintendent of the Shakopee (Minnesota) State Women's Reformatory, which transitioned to a new facility in 1986 but is still in operation as the state's only women's prison.) She dedicates her book "to the hundreds of women prisoners I have known who are now good citizens." The Foreword is by Lewis E. Lawes, ex-warden of Sing Sing, who wsa well-known for his own chronicles of penal life ("Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing," et al.). Homosexuality among women prisoners is discussed in Chapter XVI, "The Sex Problem." Very scarce.

Title: Women in Crime

Author: Monahan, Florence

Categories: Crime and the Law,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Ives Washburn, Inc.: (c.1941)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dj

Seller ID: 17927

Keywords: Prisons Women Criminals Autobiography