Stories tagged: relationships
Interview with Joann Franklin
by Joann Franklin
In this interview with Carolyn Watson, Joann Franklin discusses her life, including drug use and relationship violence, before the arrest that led her to prison. She discusses relationships in prison, including her impression of widespread lesbian relationships in the prison and her own relationships with men housed in the same co-ed prison. She also describes the prison ministry that she started with her husband upon her release.
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Interview with Iyrania Hill
by Iyrania Hill
In this interview with Carolyn Watson and Salome Chasnoff, Iyrania Hill describes her time serving a twenty-year sentence beginning at age 18. She discusses her life in prison, including five years spent at a medium-security co-ed prison and the ways people maintained romantic relationships behind the walls.
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The Vermont Women’s Prison Project
by Traci Schlesinger & Mary Field Belenky
Based on extensive interviews with both staff and incarcerated women in one Vermont prison, this article examines the supportive relationships women form with one another and with “good” guards. The authors discuss the women’s and guards’ stories about positive changes within women’s behavior and outlook during their incarceration, emphasizing the importance of new-found relationships and trust in supporting such changes.
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When I Think Back
by Rachel Galindo
Galindo shares her story about the supportive relationships in prison that have helped her to endure prison life.
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Excerpt from Banished Pride
by Gina Autrey
I have a hard time trusting others. My friendship is not something that is given freely. I can count on one hand the people who I truly consider to be my friend.
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I wrote this on a Sunday evening when visitation was over and the husband who abandoned me had not come.