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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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What Life Has Been Like for Me Since Being on the Outside

What Life Has Been Like for Me Since Being on the Outside

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Interrupted Life

Freda Swinney

University of California Press

The author reflects on what life has been like for her since being released from prison where she stayed for eight and a half years. She has only been home ten months at the time of writing. She feels that there is so much for her to learn about life all over again. She has to learn how use modern technology and how to cope with relationships. She is amazed by the Internet and cell phones. She got romantically involved with a young man, who turned out to be leading a double life. The author did not realize how time-consuming a relationship could be, and also did not know that her loved ones, such as her son and her mother, would be jealous of her relationship with the young man. She was being pulled in many directions. Now she is taking the time she needs to get to know herself.

Keywords:   prison, technology, cell phones, Internet, relationships, son, mother

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