Life on the Outside was selected as a finalist
for the 2004 National Book Award.
The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune,
and The Village Voice named Life on the Outside
one of the best books of 2004.
Life on the Outside is now available in paperback
In the summer of 2005, Granta
published the book in England.
Life on the Outside is the
first major work of journalism on the subject of re-entry:
the challenge of leaving prison and re-entering the free
This journey will be taken by millions
of Americans in the coming years and will undoubtedly have
a significant impact on the economics, safety, and soul
of our nation.
Life on the Outside chronicles
one woman's homecoming.
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