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A Wicked Fist: A True Story of Prison and Freedom [Paperback]

Eve McDougall
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1 Jan 1999
By the time Eve was nine she was stealing food and clothes and getting drunk on nasty cheap wine. By the age of fourteen she had spent one year in an approved school. Caught stealing food at fifteen, she was locked up in an adult prison. The psychological and mental damage that followed her for twenty-five years afterwards was horrific and led her into a marriage where she was physically and mentally abused and her thoughts were often of death. But over the years she has found a way to heal herself and has become a mature adult with the ability to advise, help and support others. A true and shocking account that raises many public issues concerning penal affairs, after-care, rehabilitation and delinquency. It gives a voice to the often forgotten and ignored individuals who have suffered the pain and stigma of incarceration.

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  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Wild Goose Publications (1 Jan 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1901557162
  • ISBN-13: 978-1901557169
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book should be a standard text for people working within the criminal justice system, social workers, and mental health professionals. The focus on one life amongst the thousands of women and children locked up, on the whole, for petty offences, can teach us much about how simple differences we can, or could make, could alter a person's life for the better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "A Wicked Fist" by Eve McDougall 7 Dec 2010
"A Wicked Fist" by Eve McDougall, A riveting book, which I could not put down, about a young girl who enters the Scottish penal system, it includes all the social issues of today, of sheer wickedness of the system, plus us, as a society we all should be ashamed of our selves, in this day of age, hoping and trusting this has been rectified, this story would make a good film, "A womans Shawshank Redemption/ Who would love my children" movie, any producers should develope this story, for all to see!"You will need plenty of tissues! I have read many books, regarding crime, penal system, but never, ever read a compelling book like this.
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