A World Apart: Women, Prison, and Life Behind Bars

A World Apart: Women, Prison, and Life Behind Bars

by Cristina Rathbone

Prison life can be astoundingly horrific, both prison itself and the way it affects relationships in the outside world. A World Apart depicts how MCI-Framingham, one of the oldest women's prisons in the U.S., affects the life of inmate Denise. From behind bars, she watches her 9-year-old son grow up until she gets out of prison 5 years later, and finds that her son has been imprisoned at the age of 14. A journalist who has worked for many publications, including New York Daily News and The Miami Herald, Cristina Rathbone offers an empathetic-yet-thorough perspective view on the life inside a women's prison.