Ripperologist reviews Bad Girls


‘In Bad Girls Caitlin Davies expertly tells the story of Holloway Prison, largely through its prisoners…The journey on which Davies takes us is always thoughtful, sometimes witty, and never judgemental. (She also) looks at the staffing of Holloway, its governors, the prison routines, the prison’s failings, prison life, racism and life after the nick and ultimately Davies asks whether a women’s prison is needed

Caitlin Davies writes enviably well, and she interweaves her stories of the people who have populated Holloway since 1852 with descriptions of her research visits to the prison…an excellent read,’ Paul Begg, Ripperologist Magazine