Volume 11
Issue 2
Fall '19

Reaction to: Serving Time for Falling in Love

Written By: Jennifer Levengood

Abstract

Harrell describes the lives of “women of circumstance”: commonly the girl-friends, wives, or relatives of men involved in the drug trade. Harrell describes the struggles these women face when becoming intensely involved with these men, namely potential prison sentences from conspiracy charges, as well as emo-tional and physical tolls that come with them. Further, Harrell describes life post-conviction for these women, which includes their struggles accessing hous-ing and education.

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