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Entry Lessons: The Stories of Women Fighting for Their Place, Their Children, and Their Futures After Incarceration

Entry Lessons: The Stories of Women Fighting for Their Place, Their Children, and Their Futures After Incarceration

Urgent and empathetic, Entry Lessons is one of the first examinations of the lasting impact of incarceration on women and their families.

Recent reports show that women make up the fastest-growing population within the United States’ criminal justice system. And yet, despite necessary conversations about incarceration and prison abolition, their stories of abuse, neglect, poverty, and family separation often go untold. Now, through immersive storytelling and expert analysis of women’s lives after prison, anthropologist Jorja Leap explores their journeys into, through, and beyond the jail cell.

Part I: The Journey In

Chapter 1. Sleepwalking

Chapter 2. Party Bus

Chapter 3. Personal Statement

Chapter 4. I Didn’t Have Any Tears

Chapter 5. I Thought He Would Take Care of Me

Chapter 6. Baby Prison

Chapter 7. Crossover Kids

Chapter 8. Self-Medication

Part II: The Journey Out

Chapter 9. Halfway Is Just That

Chapter 10. The Hope of Reentry

Chapter 11. The Struggles of Life

Chapter 12. New Love

Chapter 13. Love in the Time of Reentry

Chapter 14. Redemption Baby

Chapter 15. The Light

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