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Interrupted LifeExperiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States$
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Rickie Solinger and Rebecca Sharitz

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252493

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252493.001.0001

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Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Loss in Prison: A Personal Story

Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Loss in Prison: A Personal Story

(p.89) 15 Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Loss in Prison: A Personal Story
Interrupted Life

Kebby Warner

University of California Press

In this chapter, the author, a twenty-five-year-old woman prisoner in Michigan, shares her personal story of pregnancy, motherhood, the death of her father, and the disappearance of her husband. At the time of writing she had been incarcerated since October 17, 1997. It was her first time being pregnant, and she was in prison. She was surprised that there were so many pregnant women in prison, including some who came just before their due dates. She became close with many of these women prisoners, and she was able to share her fears and worries with older women who had been through childbirth before.

Keywords:   Michigan, women prisoners, pregnant women, pregnancy, childbirth, motherhood, death, prison

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