There followed a desperate escape from jail, and a dramatic re-capture in Deming. Finally, sentenced to five years, Pearl Hart had the dubious honor of being the first woman sent to the Yuma Penitentiary in the Arizona Territory.
Jane Candia Coleman has written Pearl's story from the memoirs of the "Bandit Queen," with personal insights that go behind the headlines of the day to reveal this real woman of the Wild West.
©1997 Jane Candia Coleman; (P)2003 Books in Motion
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