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‘Numbered’ Book Goes Back In Time For A Look At Idaho's Prison For Women

Idaho State Historical Society

White women in Idaho won the right to vote 100 years ago this year. In commemoration, the Idaho State Historical Society and the Old Penitentiary in Boise teamed up on an interesting project. 

Their new book, entitled “Numbered: Inside Idaho's Prison for Women” takes a closer look at the 216 women imprisoned at the Idaho Penitentiary between the years of 1887 and 1968. Co-editor Amber Beierle and co-author Anna Webb join Idaho Matters to talk about the project. 

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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.

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