Details about Love Lockdown: Dating, Sex, and Marriage in America’s Prisons by Elizabeth Greenwood
Love Lockdown by Elizabeth Greenwood ePub PDF free download – An atmosphere of momentous occasion permeates Room 315 at the Rodeway Inn, nestled between two highways outside Salem, Oregon. It’s the morning of the wedding. Mary Kay cosmetics, SnackWell’s popcorn, errant shoes, and water bottles are strewn across the room, where the bride awoke at four this morning, ready for her day. She spent some quiet moments of the morning outside, smoking, watching the sun come up over the highway, feeling the presence of her grandparents looking down upon her.
But now, Journey, or Jo, as she’s known to friends, is a ball of nervous energy, pacing in bare feet, losing and being reunited with her cigarettes, phone in hand, overwhelmed by the messages of love and blessings coming through every few minutes. Friends have sent a bouquet to commemorate her nuptials, which the bride receives in grateful hysterics, so much so that Lisa—who has own in from Missouri to attend to all the bridal details, like forcing Jo to eat a slice of buttered toast and running out to buy a forgotten razor blade at the gas station across the street—has to redo her eye makeup. Lisa is then tasked with fashioning an updo free of bobby pins, as they’d surely send the metal detectors howling. Afterward, Jo practices walking in her high heels, up and down the carpeted hallway. She has brought two backup outts in case the guards deem her black sheath too formtting, or the color too close to navy blue, the shade worn by inmates and therefore forbidden to visitors. Her wedding band, which she’d selected and bought herself, ts the prison’s specications—no gold, no embellishments.