The Resource Angels with dirty faces : three stories of crime, prison, and redemption, (electronic resource)

Angels with dirty faces : three stories of crime, prison, and redemption, (electronic resource)

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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
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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. This is no romanticized tale of crime and punishment. The three lives in this creative nonfiction account are united by the presence of actual harm-sometimes horrific violence. Walidah Imarisha, a sexual assault survivor, brings us behind prison walls to visit her incarcerated brother Kakamia and his fellow inmate Jimmy "Mac" McElroy, a member of the Irish gang the Westies. Together they explore the questions: People can do unimaginable damage to one another-and then what? What do we as a society do? What might redemption look like? Imarisha doesn't flinch as she guides us through the complexities and contradictions of transformative justice, eschewing theory for a much messier reality. The result is a nuanced and deeply personal analysis that allows readers to connect emotionally with the stories she shares, and the people behind them. Walidah Imarisha is a writer, organizer, educator, and spoken-word artist. She is the co-editor of Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements and author of the collection of poetry Scars/Stars
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Imarisha, Walidah
Dewey number
365/.6092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Electronic books
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adult
Label
Angels with dirty faces : three stories of crime, prison, and redemption, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11855124
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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MWT11855124
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11855124
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11855124
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Angels with dirty faces : three stories of crime, prison, and redemption, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11855124
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11855124
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11855124
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11855124
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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