By the time Eve was nine she was stealing food and clothes and getting drunk on nasty cheap wine. By the age of fourteen she had spent one year in an approved school. Caught stealing food at fifteen, she was locked up in an adult prison. The psychological and mental damage that followed her for twenty-five years afterwards was horrific and led her into a marriage where she was physically and mentally abused and her thoughts were often of death. But over the years she has found a way to heal herself and has become a mature adult with the ability to advise, help and support others.
A true and shocking account that raises many public issues concerning penal affairs, after-care, rehabilitation and delinquency. It gives a voice to the often forgotten and ignored individuals who have suffered the pain and stigma of incarceration.