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The Resource A little piece of light : a memoir of hope, prison, and a life unbound, Donna Hylton, with Kristine Gasbarre

A little piece of light : a memoir of hope, prison, and a life unbound, Donna Hylton, with Kristine Gasbarre

Label
A little piece of light : a memoir of hope, prison, and a life unbound
Title
A little piece of light
Title remainder
a memoir of hope, prison, and a life unbound
Statement of responsibility
Donna Hylton, with Kristine Gasbarre
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A groundbreaking advocate for criminal justice reform and featured speaker at the 2017 Women's March describes her collaborative efforts with other influential voices to promote prison safety and end mass incarceration
  • "A bold new voice from the frontlines of the criminal justice reform movement. Like so many women before her and so many women yet to come, Donna Hylton's early life was a nightmare of abuse that left her feeling alone and convinced of her worthlessness. In 1986, she took part in a horrific act and was sentenced to 25 years to life for kidnapping and second-degree murder. It seemed that Donna had reached the end--at age 19, due to her own mistakes and bad choices, her life was over. [This book] tells the heartfelt, often harrowing tale of Donna's journey back to life as she faced the truth about the crime that locked her away for 27 years ... and celebrated the family she found inside prison that ultimately saved her. Behind the bars of Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, alongside this generation's most infamous criminals, Donna learned to fight, then thrive. For the first time in her life, she realized she was not alone in the abuse and misogyny she experienced--and she was also not alone in fighting back. Since her release in 2012, Donna has emerged as a leading advocate for criminal justice reform and women's rights who speaks to politicians, violent abusers, prison officials, victims, and students to tell her story. But it's not her story alone, she is quick to say. She also represents the stories of thousands of women who have been unable to speak for themselves, until now."--Dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hylton, Donna
Dewey number
365/.9747277092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9468.H95
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gasbarre, Kristine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hylton, Donna
  • Women prisoners
  • Female offenders
  • Prison reformers
  • Corrections
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology
  • Corrections
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Female offenders
  • Prison reformers
  • Women prisoners
  • United States
Label
A little piece of light : a memoir of hope, prison, and a life unbound, Donna Hylton, with Kristine Gasbarre
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prisoner of Boynton Avenue -- Golden child -- Two birds in a cage -- Inmate #86G0206 -- Jail sisters -- Agents of change -- Mother Mary and the end of violence -- An education -- Daughters and a circle of abuse -- Finding our voices -- Changing minds, changing lives -- Women's search for meaning -- Carrying the torch
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 254 pages
Isbn
9780316559256
Lccn
2017055248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1012787692
  • (OCoLC)1012787692
Label
A little piece of light : a memoir of hope, prison, and a life unbound, Donna Hylton, with Kristine Gasbarre
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The prisoner of Boynton Avenue -- Golden child -- Two birds in a cage -- Inmate #86G0206 -- Jail sisters -- Agents of change -- Mother Mary and the end of violence -- An education -- Daughters and a circle of abuse -- Finding our voices -- Changing minds, changing lives -- Women's search for meaning -- Carrying the torch
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 254 pages
Isbn
9780316559256
Lccn
2017055248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1012787692
  • (OCoLC)1012787692

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