June 23, 2021

Criminal Justice Evolution Podcast: Stephanie Dickinson - Acclaimed Author of Razor Wire Wilderness.

Criminal Justice Evolution Podcast: Stephanie Dickinson - Acclaimed Author of Razor Wire Wilderness.

Hello everyone and welcome back to The Top Ranked Criminal Justice Evolution Podcast. Top ranked because of YOU, the listener and supporter. If you are a long-time listener, welcome back and thank you. If you are a new listener, welcome we know you wil...


 

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So excited to have acclaimed author Stephanie Dickinson on the show. She talks about her new book Razor Wire Wilderness.

Stephanie straddles the lines of true crime and memoir in “Razor Wire Wilderness,” (June 1, 2021, Kallisto Gaia Press) as she examines the lives of those affected by violence in this immaculately assembled account that takes readers directly inside incarceration and face to face with inmates.

 

Krystal Riordan watched as her boyfriend beat a teenage Jennifer Moore to death in a vermin-infested New Jersey hotel room. Could she have stopped it? Or could she be his next victim? Now, Krystal is serving a maximum 30-year sentence, while the man who beat Jennifer to death received only a 50-year sentence. So, what does it take to survive in a maximum-security lockdown for 30 years? Is it possible to thrive? 

 

The answers only lead to more questions in Dickinson’s raw and emotional look into the criminal justice system and how it’s failed not just one but countless victims of violence. And what unfolds is a beautiful depiction of moral ambiguity, loss and redemption within the confines of the prison walls and beyond.

 

Stephanie and I also talk about violence against women, women who are incarcerated and those challenges and the criminal justice system.

 

A great interview.

 

You can find Stephanie and her book here:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Razor-Wire-Wilderness-Stephanie-Dickenson-ebook/dp/B095J1L455/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=razor+wire+wilderness&qid=1624380362&sr=8-2

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-dickinson-2579202a/

 

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Patrick