Jailbirds

Jailbirds: Lessons from a Women's Prison

Non-Fiction, Education, Philosophy & Social Sciences, Social Sciences & Sociology, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Science & Maths
Hardback Published on: 30/05/2019
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Synopsis

Step inside one of Britain's most notorious prisons... During her time as a prison teacher Mim Skinner met every type of criminal. But her job was not to judge them, it was to teach. In this compelling, inspirational memoir Mim takes you behind the bars. From drugs and violence to pregnancy and heartbreak, Mim's classroom saw it all. With high drama but also candid humour Jailbirds is full of eye-opening stories of those without a voice, revealing the human side of our country's most controversial institution. 'Shocking, poignant and darkly funny' Woman & Home 'Full of nitty-gritty details of life inside' The Guardian 'Humbling, hopeful and wryly hilarious' The Herald 'Very real and powerful account' Kate Paradine, CEO of Women in Prison 'A humane, sometimes humorous, and always perceptive account of prison life' Ken Loach 'Very funny and important' Pandora Sykes, co-host The High Low Show AS SEEN ON BBC BREAKFAST A STYLIST NON-FICTION BOOK OF YEAR 2020

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781841883328
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 400g
  • Dimensions: 218 x 144 x 32 mm

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Jailbirds
Riveting and moving
This window into a different world got me locked in. Very moving insight, heartwarming at times, but quite unexpected view of the challenges which some pe... READ MORE
Jeanne Heyer