Four Unruly Women
Stories of Incarceration and Resistance from Canada's Most Notorious Prison
- PUBLISHED: September 2019
- SUBJECT LISTING: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, History / Canadian History
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 152 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 8 b&w illus.
- ISBN: 9780774838887
Bridget Donnelly. Charlotte Reveille. Kate Slattery. Emily Boyle. Until now, these were nothing but names marked down in the admittance registers and punishment reports of Kingston Penitentiary, Canada’s most notorious prison. In this shocking and heartbreaking book, Ted McCoy tells these women’s stories of incarceration and resistance in poignant detail. The four women served sentences at different times over a century, but the inhumanity they suffered was consistent. Locked away in dark basement wards, they experienced starvation and corporal punishment, sexual abuse and neglect – profoundly disturbing evidence of the hidden costs of isolation, punishment, and mass incarceration.
Authors & Contributors
Ted McCoy is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary. He is the author of Hard Time: Reforming the Penitentiary in Nineteenth‑Century Canada.