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partners and most of the general population would applaud for oing so However for a multitude of reasons they and most the general population would applaud them for oing so However for a multitude of reasons they t "Leave And Therefore Must Conform To The "and therefore must conform to the of the prison Another ugly aspect while I m sure that the author was trying to remain neutral as far as racial and ethnic lines went the book id come across as a slightly skewed opinion on how the prisons are just racial segregation centers for the Ageless Body, Timeless Mind disadvantaged Overall it was a fascinating albeit technical read about maintaining a relationship with someoneoing time inside a penitentiary The only caution I would advise is to begin with an open mind and skim the racial implications stated With thoughtful The Correspondence detail and analysis Comfortissects and illuminates how incarceration affects communities and families outside the prison walls Drawn from her ethnographic research at San uentin State Prison Comfort shows the perspective of women whose partners are incarcerated and how those relationships shift when that person is released Good book for anyone interested in the sociology and intersection of relationship and incarceratio. Werful public institutions available to women struggling to overcome untreated social ills and sustain relationships with marginalized men As a result they express great ambivalence about the prison and the control it exerts over their aily livesAn illuminating analysis of women caught in the shadow of America’s massive prison system Comfort’s book will be essential for anyone concerned with the conseuences of our punitive cultur. .
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I m grateful to Megan Comfort
For Writing This It Waswriting this It was and expanded my awareness of the experience of families of the incarcerated This book is based on Comfort s octoral Driven With the Wind (Cheney Duvall, M.D., dissertation She studied the lives of women whose significant other was imprisoned in San uentin Sheiscusses such issues as how the lives of the women are affected in terms of finances and living situation as well as how they too in some respects become part of the prison system having to follow it s not always consistent rules to visit and keep in contact with their partners She also gives time to such issues as why women choose to stay with men after they go to prison or even begin relationships with men who are already in prison I found it to be a very interesting book Parts of it are very filled with theory and references to other studies so it s not a light reading book But well worth reading if you re interested in a sociological study of this population A bit technical in nature but mostly a fascinating and insightful look at the effect that prison has on women whose men are in prison Contains many engaging snippets By uadrupling the number of people behind bars in two Now You See Her: The compulsive thriller you need to read decades the United States has become the world leader in incarceration Much has been written on the men who make up the vast majority of the nation’s two million inmates But what of the women they leave behind Doing Time Together vividlyetails the
ways that prisons shape and infiltrate the lives of women with husbands fiancés and boyfriends on the insideMegan Comfort spentthat prisons shape and infiltrate the lives of women with husbands fiancés and boyfriends on the insideMegan Comfort spent Hich were gleaned from extensive interviews and thorough fieldwork The good the bad and the uglyThe good The subject matter of this book was really intriguing It focused
on the women of male inmates and how their incarceration affects them emotionally physically economically andthe women of male inmates and how their incarceration affects them emotionally physically economically and It was a very enlightening book on a subject matter I have no experience with The research was thorough and the book provided a lot of statistics to bolster the author s claims Which leads to the badThe bad I never really understood what the motive behind writing this book was I originally thought it "was going to portray an unbias view of women in relationships with prisoners "going to portray an unbias view of women in relationships with prisoners that
was clearly thrown out the window uring the first chapter whereclearly thrown out the window uring the first chapter where waiting room is The Tunnel Through Time described in greatetail The author seems to place a lot of emphasis on how the Correctional System is making the women secondary prisoners by making the prison a horrible place to visit No Still duh This isn t summer camp folks The ugly what s never mentioned in the book is that there is no one making these women endure these relationships At any time they are. Rs getting to know women visiting men at San uentin State Prison observing how their romantic relationshipsrew them into contact with the penitentiary Tangling with the prison’s intrusive scrutiny and rigid rules turns these women into “uasi inmates” eroding the boundary between home and prison and altering their sense of intimacy love and justice Yet Comfort also finds that with social welfare weakened prisons are the most po.