Yvonne Jewkes is Professor of Criminology at the University of Bath. Widely published as an academic author, she is now writing her first trade book for Scribe, Beneath the Yellow Wallpaper: A Memoir of Prison and Home. The book has two strands: one drawing on her professional experiences as an expert in prison design; the other being more personal reflections about her own life. With a strong feminist slant, the book shows that confinement is not always physical, but can be created through structures of gender, power and capital.
Her work has been featured in many newspapers and magazines and she is the recipient of two prestigious awards for her work on prison design.
Yvonne lives in Cheltenham.
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