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Return to Book. Preview — Love Lockdown by Elizabeth Greenwood. What is it like to fall in love with someone in prison? Over the course of five years, Elizabeth Greenwood followed the ups and downs of five couples who met during incarceration.
In Love Lockdownshe pulls back the curtain on the lives of the husbands and wives supporting some of the 2. Love Lockdown infiltrates spaces What is it like to fall in love with someone in prison? Love Lockdown infiltrates spaces many of us have only heard whispers of—from conjugal visits to prison weddings to relationships between the incarcerated themselves. Get A Copy. Hardcovers. More Details Other Editions 4.
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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order. Jul 14, Petra X has the munchies rated it really liked it Shelves: reviewsreadpopculture-anthropologypsycho-neurology-crimereviewed. If I round it up it will give an idea that I enjoyed the book but it had flaws. I didn't enjoy it.
I skimmed one of the stories. I could not identify at all with a single one of the couples. The main story was of Benny and Jo. Benny was in for attempted murder and had been aggressive to all the women in his life. Jo put Jesus first, then her young children and then Benny whom she married despite him being in prison where he did drugs admitting it only the once he got caught.
Of cours 3. Of course. When Benny felt Jo was not paying him enough attention and hadn't sent him a calender of herself posing in underwear and not enough money either, he advertised for more prison penpals to flirt with and give him money but she stuck by him. What was there to identify with? Actually, I not only didn't like them, they kind of metaphorically made me sick. They were two self-deluded people the author wouldn't agree who chose to belief what they did so that they could excuse their evil him and risky her behaviour.
Benny said, Most people still judge me on the worst night of my life, on the worst night of my victim's life he attempted to kill her and assume I'm the same peson. People don't see the whole timeline. They just see the little data points.
I struggle with that a bit. That's like saying, "I was only bad once". Which simply wasn't true, he abused every single woman he was with. We can forgive, we can put to oneside, but that would be foolish where the it is a violent, aggressive man who nearly murdered someone. Jo when challenged with Benny's record of violence by the author, says It was as how he grew up and b that was the culture of the people he was hanging out with.
It was just kind of exepected. These women. He was as good as they got. They were just as thug too. And c he was coked out of his head most of the time. Three excuses and victim-blaming.
And not considering her children around a man whose whole life had been violence against women. Is it any wonder I didn't like Jo or feel any sympathy for her? The author did, but didn't feel any for Benny. The most interesting part of the book was the discussion on conjugal visits.
Why they began and why they, for the most part, ended. They started in Parchman Farm penitentiary in the early s where black inmates were used as the now-forbidden slave labour. Only blacks were allowed conjugal visits becuse it was thought they had "insatiable sexual appetites". Only they weren't 'conjugal' exactly. Sex workers were trucked in on a flatbed truck on the Lord's Day! Eventually these morphed into conjugal visits for all men whether or not they used sex workers, girlfriends or wives. Women prisoners had to be married though.
Reagan instituted conjugal visits in California in that lasted until At the millenium 17 states offered conjugal visits, now only 4 do. Those and scholarship college courses for prisoners were seen as luxuries they were not entitled to. Prison in America is all about punishment, the harder the better, rehabilitation is not considered important. However a report in in the American Journal of Criminal Justice, found that States with conjugal visiting programs had lower rates of sexual assaults among inmates than those without.
And family connections are the -one means of enjuring success once the imprisoned person comes home. The Minnesota Dept. Because Americans are a vengeful lot, at least the judiciary they elect to sentence criminals, and want punishment to the max. They were in one of the very few prisons in America that allow conjugal visits, so every six weeks, they got it on. Until they didn't and split.
Well, she was never getting out, so what was the point? Then there was Sherry, a transgendered woman, a bank robber in man's prison in love with Damone who says he had done everything except rape and murder. He says they've outlasted every other couple in prison, they've been together 'six or seven months'. The people I disliked most, weren't guilty of any crime. The man, a Dominican, had been wrongly accused, incarcerated, exonerated and married the woman, also a Dominican immigrant, who stuck by him.
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