Contributor: Linda Field

Linda Field, CCWF, has been a regular contributor to The Fire Inside, the newsletter of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, since its first issue in 1996. Field is a battered woman who is serving time for defending herself and her children from their abuser. She has written eloquently about a wide variety of subjects including domestic violence, disability, motherhood, and solidarity among women prisoners. As a diabetic and wheelchair user, Field has a direct experience of many of the worst abuses of the California prison system, yet she continues to fight and write in her efforts to make change.