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Writing Strong Women

  Last year, I read “The Sandoval Sisters,” an award winning historical fiction book by Sandra Ramos O’Briant and enjoyed it so much that I began to follow her blog, http://www.bloodmother.com.  I was pleasantly surprised when she asked me to be part of a blog adventure initiated on Twitter #weneeddiversebooks and #diverselit, in which we… Continue reading Writing Strong Women

California Department of Corrections, Female Offenders, Television shows on prison, Women in Prison, Women Prisoners, Writing

Women in Prison: In Front and Behind the Cell Bars

photo from National GeographicThere has been an increase in T.V. female prisoner shows: Lockup, Cellblock 6 (TLC), Babies behind Bars (TLC), Beyond Scared Straight (A & E), and even Oprah's OWN channel has Breaking Down Bars. Women are the fastest growing prison population in America and some of the toughest to handle.  The subject of women in prison… Continue reading Women in Prison: In Front and Behind the Cell Bars