Society has never known what to do with its rebellious women. Since 1852, many of them have ended up at Holloway Prison, their crimes ranging from treason to begging, from performing abortions to stealing clothing coupons, and for masquerading as men, running brothels and attempting suicide.
In Bad Girls, Caitlin Davies explores the fascinating history of the prison and its women. It is a story of victimisation and resistance, of oppression and bravery. From the women who escaped the hangman’s noose – and those who didn’t – to those who escaped Holloway altogether, Bad Girls is a fascinating look at how disobedient and defiant women changed not only the prison service, but also the course of history.
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