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Women Who Came Undone

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photoMore than 90,000 women are incarcerated in U.S. prisons. In 1980, that number was 12,000. Since 1980, the rate for women behind bars has risen twice as fast as men. On any given day, 125,000 children in America have a mother behind bars.

Prison seems like an unlikely place for a best-selling author to spend his time, but that's where you'll find Wally Lamb these days. The very writer who had soared onto the best-seller list and Oprah's show with two blockbusters has been teaching a writing workshop to women at the York Correctional Institution in Connecticut. Women doing hard time. For murder. Drug Trafficking. Fraud. Their writings are now compiled in a powerful book entitled "Couldn't Keep it to Myself: Testimonies From Our Imprisoned Sisters."

Wally Lamb in Boston
Thursday February 13, 2003 7pm
Barnes and Noble at Boston University
660 Beacon Street
617 236 7483


Wally Lamb, editor of the new book "Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters," best-selling author of "She's Come Undone" and "I Know This Much is True"

Robin Cullen, served three years for manslaughter with a motor vehicle, participated in York Correction Institution's writing workshop

This program aired on February 11, 2003.


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