Prison Industrial Complex

3 Prison Industrial Complex articles categorized as: Relationships

When I think back
by Rachel Galindo


Galindo shares her story about the supportive relationships in prison that have helped her to endure prison life.

The Vermont Women’s Prison Project
by Judy Harden and Mary Field Belenky


Based on extensive interviews with both staff and incarcerated women in one Vermont prison, this article examines the supportive relationships women form with one another and with “good” guards. The authors discuss the women’s and guards’ stories about positive changes within women’s behavior and outlook during their incarceration, emphasizing the importance of new-found relationships and trust in supporting such changes.

Excerpt from Banished Pride
by Gina Autrey


I have a hard time trusting others. My friendship is not something that is given freely. I can count on one hand the people who I truly consider to be my friend.