Resistance Behind Bars
Introduction by Laura Whitehorn
Quatrième de couverture:
"The August Rebellion - the name of a historic 1974 uprising of women prisoners - should resound throughout the world, but it is tragically unknown, even among most of the Left. Protesting the brutal beating of a fellow prisoner, the women at New York's maximum-security Bedford Hills prison fought off guards, holding seven of them hostage and taking over sections of the facility. This is just one example of many little-known stories of struggle inside women's prisons and outside their walls.
Resistance Behind Bars provides much-needed documentation of collective organizing and the daily struggles inside women's prisons. This pwerful new edition includes two new sections that examine the challenges facing transgender, transsexual, intersex, and gender-variant people in prison as well as their acts of resistance, and many other recent and ongoing stories of resistance and organizing by women prisoners."