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A Wicked Fist (Downloadable book)

Eve McDougall

A true story of prison and freedom

SKU/ISBN: 9781849520812

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.



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Subline A true story of prison and freedom
Authors McDougall, Eve
Author(s) Eve McDougall
ISBN 9781849520812
Date Added 1 Jan 2011


Rating: 5/5Review by Sandy Hendry
I've just finished reading 'A Wicked Fist'. An immensly thrilling biography. So simply written, gripping with such a punch. The book should be made into a film to show how a civilised society should not be treating its children. A direct insight into poverty and innocence. The psycological impact of being in an adult prison lasts forever. Luckily Eve survived. What about the ones who don't? Incarceration costs more to the tax payer a year than sending a child to Eton. By the very nature of their youth they have only just got here and we as adults should be ashamed of ourselves.
(Posted on 04/12/2012)

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