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Truscott, Steven. The Steven Truscott Story. Richmond Hill, ON: Simon, 1971.[Life Writing]

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Waddington, Miriam. “The Women’s Jail.” The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse in English. Comp. Margaret Atwood. Toronto: OUP, 1982. 190. [Poetry]

Walford, Bonny. Lifers: The Stories of Eleven Women Serving Life Sentences for Murder. Montreal: Eden, 1987. [Reportage/Life Writing]

Wiebe, Rudy, and Yvonne Johnson . Stolen Life: Journey of a Cree Woman. Toronto: Knopf, 1998. [Life Writing/Reportage]

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Compilée par Natasha Dagenais, Roxanne Rimstead et Luis Dominguez