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Journalists John McCoy and Ethan Hoffman spent four months inside the walls of the Washington State Penitentiary at Walla Walla in 1978, just as Washington, once a leader in prison reform, abandoned its focus on reform and rehabilitation and returned to cell time and punishment It was a brutal transition.McCoy and Hoffman roamed the maximum security compound almost at will, observing and befriending prisoners and guards The result is a striking depiction of a community in which there was little to do, much to fear, and a culture that both mimicked and scorned the outside world McCoy s unadorned prose and Hoffman s stunning black and white photographs offer as authentic a portrayal of life in the Big House as outsiders are ever likely to experience.Originally published in 1981, Concrete Mama revealed a previously unseen stark and complex world of life on the inside, for which it won the Washington State Book Award Long unavailable yet still relevant, it is revitalized in a second edition with an introduction by scholar Dan Berger that provides historical context for the book s ongoing resonance, along with several previously unpublished photographs....

Title : Concrete Mama: Prison Profiles from Walla Walla
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ISBN : 0295743980
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : University of Washington Press second edition edition October 27, 2018
Number of Pages : 288 pages
File Size : 967 KB
Status : Available For Download
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