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(Un)comfortably Numb: A Prison Requiem


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This powerful book tells the story of the life and death of Yvonne Gilmour, through her difficult childhood, a chaotic adolescence and drug addiction to her suicide in Cornton Vale Prison. Her story is representative of many women in prison today, and suicide rates among incarcerated women are rising dramatically. This moving story is told in the words of those involved, Yvonne, her family, fellow prisoners, prison officers, social workers, drugs workers, raising challenging questions about the nature of a system which results in lives, and deaths, like Yvonne's.

Written by Maureen Maguire and published by Luath Press, 2001.

Product Code: 9781842820018

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