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The Resource Angels with dirty faces : three stories of crime, prison, and redemption, by Walidah Imarisha

Angels with dirty faces : three stories of crime, prison, and redemption, by Walidah Imarisha

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Angels with dirty faces : three stories of crime, prison, and redemption
Title
Angels with dirty faces
Title remainder
three stories of crime, prison, and redemption
Statement of responsibility
by Walidah Imarisha
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There was a time I believed prisons existed to rehabilitate people, to make our communities safer. When I saw for the first time (but not the last) a mother sobbing and clutching her son when visiting hours were up, only to be physically pried off and escorted out by guards, I knew nothing about that made me safer. This is the heart of this country's prison system. And the prison system has become the heart of America."Walidah Imarisha, from the Introduction. Angels with Dirty Faces is no romanticized tale of crime and punishment. The three lives in this creative nonfiction account are united by the presence of actual harmsometimes horrific violence. Imarisha, dealing with the complexities of her own experience with sexual assault and accountability, brings us behind prison walls to visit her adopted brother Kakamia and his fellow inmate Jimmy zMacy McElroy, a member of the brutal Irish gang the Westies. Together they explore the questions: People can do unimaginable damage to one anotherand then what? What do we as a society do? What might redemption look like? Imarisha doesnt flinch as she guides us through the difficulties and contradictions, eschewing theory for a much messier reality. The result is a nuanced and deeply personal analysis that allows readers to connect emotionally with the lives of people caught up within, and often destroyed by, our criminal justice system.--
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Imarisha, Walidah
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Prisoners
  • Prison gangs
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • African American prisoners
  • African Americans
  • Racism
Label
Angels with dirty faces : three stories of crime, prison, and redemption, by Walidah Imarisha
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kakiamia -- Walidah -- Mac -- Remembering Freedom
Control code
sky279702624
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
[xii], 241 pages
Isbn
9781849351744
Lccn
2015942525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Angels with dirty faces : three stories of crime, prison, and redemption, by Walidah Imarisha
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kakiamia -- Walidah -- Mac -- Remembering Freedom
Control code
sky279702624
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
[xii], 241 pages
Isbn
9781849351744
Lccn
2015942525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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