Angels with Dirty Faces

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Angels with Dirty Faces

Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption

Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption is no romanticized tale of crime and punishment. The three lives presented in this work of creative nonfiction are united by the presence of actual harm and sometimes horrific violence. Imarisha, dealing with the complexities of her own experience with sexual assault and accountability, brings us behind prison walls to visit her adopted brother Kakamia and his fellow inmate Jimmy “Mac” McElroy, a member of the brutal Irish gang “The Westies.” Together they explore the questions: What happens when people do unimaginable damage to one another? What do we as a society do? What might redemption look like?

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