Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett - Part 2, Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

Jennifer Gonnerman
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Part 2, Chapter 15 Summary

Lora Tucker starts working at WomenCare, Inc. and is assigned to work at Bedford Hills. She has previously been an interior designer in Manhattan making nearly $50,000 per year. This is a $15,000 yearly pay cut for her, but she wants the change. She is supposed to teach a "mentoring" group session to the inmates. Lora is black, from a wealthy family and did not grow up in the ghetto. She is afraid at first of how the inmates will welcome her.

Lora is physically welcoming and warm the first few weeks, then becomes distant. Elaine notices the change and asks her what is wrong. She shares, against prison policy, that she has been diagnosed with AIDS. Elaine brings pamphlets and a friend who has been living with HIV for a long time to the next class. Elaine invites more and more women...

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