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By Joanna Kozubska,David Ramsbotham

ISBN-10: 1909976059

ISBN-13: 9781909976054

Cries for support opens a window at the closed international of Holloway, different women’s prisons and the lives of these held there within the Seventies. This used to be an period while own sort and charismatic management was once the order of the day for governors and legal officials, earlier than rules of ‘new management’, while difficulties have been solved utilizing own projects. It catalogues the day-by-day lives of ladies prisoners, their anxieties, fears and preoccupations. The ebook seems at a misplaced section of the inhabitants, countless numbers of ladies who have been hidden from view, missing a voice, a part of a procedure for males that barely knew what to do with them. It includes tales approximately murderers and different critical offenders and appears at their own correspondence, together with that of moors assassin Myra Hindley.


‘Immensely readable’: Rosemary McDonald
‘I wish that [the felony] specialists particularly will learn and think about her brutally sincere, human and extremely correct book’: Lord David Ramsbotham


Joanna Kozubska was once as an assistant governor at Holloway felony and different custodial institutions for girls within the Nineteen Seventies. She hit the scoop whilst borstal ladies climbed onto the roof of Holloway tough that she shouldn't be transferred out and later ‘escaped discover’ after escorting Myra Hindley out of the gates of Holloway for a headline-making stroll on Hampstead Heath.

With a Foreword through Lord David Ramsbotham.

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