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Sisters in Pain

Battered Women Speak Out

Linda Elisabeth Lapinta, Mary Angela Shaughnessy


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" In 1995 Kentucky governor Brereton Jones granted parole to ten women who had been convicted of killing, conspiring to kill, or assaulting the men who had abused them for years. The media began referring to them as the ""Sisters in Pain,"" a name they embraced. These are their stories. L. Elisabeth Beattie and Mary Angela Shaughnessy's interviews of seven of the Sisters in Pain detail the physical, sexual, or psychological abuse they suffered at the hands of their husbands or boyfriends, batter.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813121512, 240pp.

Publication Date: July 20, 2000