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Affinity - Part 1: Pages 75-95 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Waters
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15 October 1874. Miss Prior arrives at the prison and finds some of the matrons awaiting a new delivery of prisoners. Miss Prior accompanies them as they take the girls through the initial interviews. The new girls are taken into a room where a clerk writes down their names, crime, and length of sentence. The girls are then taken to another room where their hair is cut. The women balk at this process, but each one is forced to submit. The women are given the choice to keep their hair or donate it. These women all elect to get rid of the hair. After this, the women are forced to strip out of their clothing and taken to be examined by the doctor. Miss Prior elects to leave at this point.

Miss Prior is taken to the wards by Miss Brewer, the chaplain's clerk. Miss Brewer reads the incoming and outgoing mail...

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