Assata: An Autobiography - Chapters 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 3 and 4 Summary and Analysis

At the beginning of chapter three, JoAnne is moved to prison. Black women smile and wave to her through her prison door, but she is not allowed out. The warden will not let her out because there are supposedly threats to her life. She is annoyed by the warden's superiority. In prison, JoAnne feels isolated and worries about her paralyzed arm. The prison doctor does not do anything for her. Finally, Evelyn is able to get her physical therapy supplies by going through court, and JoAnne makes up her own physical therapy exercises.

JoAnne receives letters from militant blacks, hate mail, and letters from religious people trying to save her soul. She is afraid to write back too much, and she is only allowed two letters a week. She apologizes to those who have written her and she has...

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