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Amanda Knox & Lizzie Borden



There are many stories about Amanda Knox on the internet. Prisonpath discussed her Italian prison life last month. Now we are watching her television interviews and her memoir is available in bookstores. There are certain crimes that titillate and leave a lasting impression. Although the legend of “Lizzie Borden” occurred in 1892, the story and trial of Lizzie Borden allegedly killing her parents has continued to fascinate Americans even now in 2013. The same will probably apply to the story of Amanda Knox in 2013. The following article reported the conflicting versions given by Amanda Knox about her time incarcerated in an Italian prison.

The following is an excerpt from Andrea Vogt’s article in the BBC News Magazine.

“In the weeks leading up to publication of Amanda Knox’s memoir, Waiting to be Heard, descriptions of her four years in a Perugia women’s prison as a “trauma in an Italian hellhole of sex and debauchery” – as the National Enquirer put it – have become increasingly lurid.

Knox’s memoir is a vivid personal account of the difficulties of prison life in Italy, complete with claims about inappropriate behaviour by staff. But Knox herself once painted a different picture.

Other documents – including writings Knox penned in her own hand while incarcerated, case files and state department records – conjure up quite another impression of a very different Knox, one who was more sanguine about her experience.”

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