Tuesday, January 25, 2011

E-Book of the Week: Doing Time Together

Comfort, Megan. Doing Time Together: Love and Family in the Shadow of the Prison. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Based on Comfort's doctoral dissertation, Doing Time Together examines the lives of women who have a significant other imprisoned in San Quentin. She discusses such issues as how the lives of the women are affected in terms of finances and living situation. She explains how they too in some respects become part of the prison system, having to follow its not always consistent rules to visit and keep in contact with their partners. Comfort also touches on 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.

Previewed by Danielle Whren Johnson, Digital Access Librarian. Click here to read this book.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice and clear summation!