Bad Girls: A History of Rebels and Renegades

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In the summer of 2016 the UK’s most famous prison for women, HMP Holloway, closed its doors. Yet renowned as Holloway was, no one had ever written its full story.

Now Bad Girls: A History of Rebels and Renegades, by Caitlin Davies, traces the prison’s 164-year history through the stories of the women and officers inside.

The book reveals how women have been treated in our justice system over more than a century, what crimes – real or imagined – they committed, who found them guilty and why. It is a story of victimization and resistance; of oppression and bravery.

Bad Girls is published by John Murray on International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2018

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