Crimwife: An Insider's Account of Love Behind Bars
How far would you go for love? Some women commit crimes to help their lovers; others spend years on the run. Tanya Levin gave up her career as a prison social worker to pursue romance with an inmate. From her first day on the visitor's side of the fence, she became a crimwife. Some women make the leap in the chaos of their loved one's arrest; others, like Levin, choose a relationship knowing the stakes. In her years as a crimwife, Levin met women of all ages and backgrounds who lived behind invisible bars, stuck in the house awaiting their daily six-minute phone call. In Crimwife, she tells their stories, and her own, with honesty, black humour and an insight that can only come from experience.
Tanya Levin is the author of People in Glass Houses: An Insider's Story of a Life In and Out of Hillsong.