SO I WENT TO PRISON by Edna V. O'Brien

SO I WENT TO PRISON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This strikes a new note, in being the story of a woman's prison, from the angle of a personal experience. A well-bred young woman engaged in brokerage business, was enmeshed in some unsavory bits in 1929 and was convicted of grand larceny. She went to jail -- dazed, but with chin up. And she served for a year. This has none of the morbidity of the average inside prison story. The picture on the whole is a not unpleasant one. It includes some strange friendships, a near-riot, physical combats, one case of stabbing -- but she made warm friends and came out with chin still up. A human document of unusual interest. Obvious market.

Pub Date: Aug. 18th, 1938
Publisher: Stokes