The Incarcerated Woman

Rehabilitative Programming in Women's Prisons

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Author: Susan F. Sharp,Roslyn Muraskin

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130940674

Category: Law

Page: 189

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Written by some of the foremost scholars in the area of feminist criminology, this book provides the most comprehensive, cutting-edge overview available of treatment/rehabilitative policies and programming for women prisoners. Focused on the special needs of women prisoners, rather than on prison programming in general, it explores those needs in detail, the ability of current programming to meet those needs, and what could be done. Each chapter addresses the theory, practice, policies, and issues of a different aspect of rehabilitative programming needs of women in prison--e.g., education, health needs, mental health issues, abuse issues, substance abuse issues, parenting issues, and discharge planning for women prisoners. For those working in the Criminal Justice System and women's programs.

Resistance Behind Bars

The Struggles of Incarcerated Women (Large Print 16pt)

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Author: Victoria Law

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458784819

Category:

Page: 336

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In 1974, women imprisoned at New York's maximum-security prison at Bedford Hills staged what is known as the August Rebellion. Protesting the brutal beating of a fellow prisoner, the women fought off guards, holding seven of them hostage, and took over sections of the prison. While many have heard of the 1971 Attica prison uprising, the August Rebellion remains relatively unknown even in activist circles. Resistance Behind Bars is determined to challenge and change such oversights. As it examines daily struggles against appalling prison conditions and injustices, Resistance documents both collective organizing and individual resistance among women incarcerated in the U.S. Emphasizing women's agency in resisting the conditions of their confinement through forming peer education groups, clandestinely arranging ways for children to visit mothers in distant prisons and raising public awareness about their lives, Resistance seeks to spark further discussion and research into the lives of incarcerated women and galvanize much-needed outside support for their struggles.

Interrupted Life

Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

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Author: Rickie Solinger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520252497

Category: History

Page: 458

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"Striking, original, and stimulating. Even readers with extensive familiarity of the literature regarding women in prison will learn something new."--Mona Danner, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Incarcerated Women

A History of Struggles, Oppression, and Resistance in American Prisons

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Author: Erica Rhodes Hayden,Theresa R. Jach

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498542123

Category: History

Page: 202

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The story of the rise of prisons and development of prison systems in the United States has been studied extensively in scholarship, but the experiences of female inmates in these institutions have not received the same attention. Historically, women incarcerated in prison, jails, and reformatories accounted for a small number of inmates across the United States. Early on, they were often held in prisons alongside men and faced neglect, exploitation, and poor living conditions. Various attempts to reform them, ranging from moral instruction and education to domestic training, faced opposition at times from state officials, prison employees, and even male prison reformers. Due to the consistent small populations and relative neglect the women often faced, their experiences in prison have been understudied. This collection of essays seeks to recapture the perspective on women’s prison experience from a range of viewpoints. This edited collection will explore the challenges women faced as inmates, their efforts to exert agency or control over their lives and bodies, how issues of race and social class influenced experiences, and how their experiences differed from that of male inmates. Contributions extend from the early nineteenth century into the twenty-first century to provide an opportunity to examine change over time with regards to female imprisonment. Furthermore, the chapters examine numerous geographic regions, allowing for readers to analyze how place and environment shapes the inmate experience.

Imagining Medea

Rhodessa Jones and Theater for Incarcerated Women

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Author: Rena Fraden

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469610973

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This ain't no Dreamgirls," Rhodessa Jones warns participants in the Medea Project, the theater program for incarcerated women that she founded and directs. Her expectations are grounded in reality, tempered, for example, by the fact that women are the fastest growing population in U.S. prisons. Still, Jones believes that by engaging incarcerated women in the process of developing and staging dramatic works based on their own stories, she can push them toward tapping into their own creativity, confronting the problems that landed them in prison, and taking control of their lives. Rena Fraden chronicles the collaborative process of transforming incarcerated women's stories into productions that incorporate Greek mythology, hip-hop music, dance, and autobiography. She captures a diverse array of voices, including those of Jones and other artists, the sheriff and prison guards, and, most vividly, the women themselves. Through compelling narrative and thoughtful commentary, Fraden investigates the Medea Project's blend of art and activism and considers its limits and possibilities for enacting social change. Rhodessa Jones is co-artistic director of the San Francisco-based performance company Cultural Odyssey and founder of the Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women. An award-winning performer, she has taught at the Yale School of Drama and the New College of California.

Lives of Incarcerated Women

An international perspective

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Author: Candace Kruttschnitt,Catrien Bijleveld

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317621433

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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Drawing on qualitative and quantitative research from around the world, this book brings together renowned international scholars to explore life-course perspectives on women’s imprisonment. Instead of covering only one aspect of women’s carceral experiences, this book offers a broader perspective that encompasses women’s pathways to prison, their prison experiences and the effects of these experiences on their children’s well-being, as well as their subsequent chances of desisting from crime. Encompassing perspectives from the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Scotland, the United States, Ukraine and Sri Lanka, this book uncovers the similarities across time and space in women offenders’ life histories and those of their children and examines the differences in women’s experiences and trajectories by shedding light on the moderating effects of particular cultural contexts. Lives of Incarcerated Women will be of interest to academics and students engaged in the study of punishment, penology, life-course criminology, women and crime and gender studies. It will also be of great interest to practitioners.

Girls, Women, and Crime

Selected Readings

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Author: Meda Chesney-Lind,Lisa Pasko

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761928287

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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This book surveys female juvenile delinquency, an important topic often receiving minimal attention in books on women and crime. Authors of articles represent some of the leading scholars in the field - Claire Renzetti, Frank Cullen, and, of course, Meda Chesney-Lind. This reader accompanies The Female Offender.

Women in Prison

Gender and Social Control

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Author: Barbara H. Zaitzow,Jim Thomas

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588262288

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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This title explores how the gender-based attitudes that women bring to prison frame how they respond to the prison environment - and how gender stereotypes continue to affect the treatment and opportunities of incarcerated women today.

Health Issues Among Incarcerated Women

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Author: Ronald L. Braithwaite,Kimberly Jacob Arriola,Cassandra Newkirk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 081353691X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 355

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This text addresses the physical and mental needs of women prisoners and suggests that they can't be properly treated unless their lifestyles before, during, and after incarceration are considered. The book is useful for policy-makers as well as graduate students in the fields of criminal justice and health care.

Women, Incarceration, and Human Rights Violations

Feminist Criminology and Corrections

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Author: Alana Van Gundy,Amy Baumann-Grau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134778422

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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A rich examination of the neglect and abuses occurring to women in correctional facilities, Women, Incarceration, and Human Rights Violations draws upon a wealth of case studies from around the world and class action lawsuits to shed light on ’covert’ abuse such as sexual or physical abuse, as well as ’overt’ abuse such as the denial of medical treatment. Adopting a feminist framework, this book offers a comparative evaluation of abuse in domestic and international correctional facilities, demonstrating the extent to which women are at high risk of being sexually abused and re-victimized in the correctional system, where pregnancy and other specific medical and health issues are consistently ignored. Calling attention to the necessity of addressing the gender-specific needs of women who are incarcerated, Women, Incarceration, and Human Rights Violations offers a review of current policy, laws, and regulation bearing on the issue, while providing concrete recommendations and policy changes to address abuses. As such it will appeal to sociologists, criminologists, and policymakers concerned with questions of gender, penology, and institutional abuse.

Trauma Recovery and Empowerment

A Clinician's Guide for Working with Women in Groups

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Author: Maxine Harris,Jerri Anglin,Community Connections (Washington, D.C.). Trauma Work Group

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684843234

Category: Psychology

Page: 413

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This one-of-a-kind guide serves as a rich and essential resource for mental health professionals working with women whose lives have been shattered by the trauma of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse. The book presents a practical, step-by-step guide to implementing a group recovery program for female trauma survivors.

Women in Prison

A Reference Handbook

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Author: Cyndi Banks

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576079295

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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A concise survey of the treatment of jailed women in America since the early 1800s, their unique problems, the effect on their families, and the state of prisons today. * Includes an abundance of resources for further research including extensive statistics on the number of women in state and federal prisons by race, the proportion of women jailed for violent offenses, and characteristics of female state prison inmates * An annotated bibliography of print and nonprint resources such as Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Corrections Today, and Women, Crime, and Justice

Women Prisoners and Health Justice

Perspectives, Issues and Advocacy for an International Hidden Population

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Author: Diane C. Hatton

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846192420

Category: Medical

Page: 146

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Incarceration severely affects the health and wellbeing of women both during their incarceration and following release, further complicating the health disparities they already experience. The scope of this international problem remains largely hidden from health professionals and policy makers. This book brings the issues into the light.

Companion Reader on Violence Against Women

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Author: Claire M. Renzetti,Jeffrey L. Edleson,Raquel Kennedy Bergen

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 141299649X

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

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The Companion Reader on Violence Against Women complements and parallels the new edition of Renzetti, Sourcebook on Violence Against Women. The first part contains four articles relating to theoretical and methodological issues in researching violence against women. The second part is on types of violence against women, and the third part is on prevention and direct intervention. Each article has commentary and discussion questions to add an element of critical thinking.

A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health

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Author: Bruce Lubotsky Levin,Marion Ann Becker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441915269

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health Edited by Bruce Lubotsky Levin and Marion Ann Becker As many as one-half of all women in the U.S. will experience some form of mental illness in their lives—an especially distressing fact when health care budgets are in flux, adding to existing disparities and unmet health needs. Written from a unique multidisciplinary framework, A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health addresses today’s most pressing mental health challenges: effective treatment, efficient prevention, equal access, improved service delivery, and stronger public policy. Eminent clinicians, researchers, academicians, and advocates examine the effects of mental illness on women’s lives and discuss the scope of clinical and service delivery issues affecting women, focusing on these major areas: Epidemiology of mental disorders in girls, female adolescents, adult women, and older women. Selected disorders of particular concern to women, including depression and postpartum depression, eating disorders, menopause, chemical dependence, and HIV/AIDS. Mental health needs of women in the workplace, rural areas, and prisons. Racial and ethnic disparities and their impact on service delivery. Parenting and recovery issues in mothers with mental illness. Women’s mental health services in an era of evidence-based medicine. Improving women’s health in today’s technological climate. A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health is a resource of immediate importance to professionals and graduate students in the public health, health administration, health disparities, social work, behavioral health, and health services research fields, as well as nursing, community/health psychology and community/public psychiatry.

Women in the Criminal Justice System

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Author: Clarice Feinman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0275944875

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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This third edition provides thoroughly updated information on the status of women in all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system, from incarcerated women to professionals in the legal, law enforcement, and correctional fields. While concentrating on the present, Clarice Feinman traces changes in theories, goals, practices, and policies concerning women of different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds--be they offenders, professionals, or reformers--since 1800, with a focus on why changes occurred. This unique text is an important tool for filling gaps in information, continuity, and understanding of issues affecting women in the up-hill battle to transform this male-dominated system.

Hear Me, See Me

Incarcerated Women Write

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Author: Marybeth Christie Redmond,Sarah W. Bartlett

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781626980396

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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This is an anthology of the raw, unvarnished writings of Vermont's incarcerated women who as participants in the writing inside VT program find a voice and new understanding of their world and themselves.

Trauma and Dissociation in Convicted Offenders

Gender, Science, and Treatment Issues

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Author: Kathryn Quina,Laura Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136449876

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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Better understand the men and women most affected by trauma in our society Convicted offenders quite often are found to have a history of trauma. Trauma and Dissociation in Convicted Offenders: Gender, Science, and Treatment Issues provides a comprehensive look at the connection between complex trauma and the likelihood of being a convicted offender. This unique text focuses on what factors increase the likelihood of being a convicted offender, and what treatment possibilities lay ahead for these individuals. Substance abuse, childhood sexual abuse, and other traumatic experiences and their links to incarcerated men and women are discussed in detail. Interventions and research within the corrections system are examined, with recommendations on how to better serve this population. Trauma and Dissociation in Convicted Offenders: Gender, Science, and Treatment Issues takes a reasoned stand on women and men in prison, understanding that while they are being punished for breaking the law, they also are survivors of trauma whose dysfunctions underscore the need for greater understanding and more research. This valuable source presents the most current research results while providing a clear view on important future directions of study and focus. Each chapter of this insightful resource is extensively referenced and many have tables to clearly present data. Topics in Trauma and Dissociation in Convicted Offenders: Gender, Science, and Treatment Issues include: the relationship between post-traumatic stress and lifetime substance abuse among incarcerated women research on women inmates with HIV sexual risk and hazardous drinking behavior study on the link between trauma and women domestic violence offenders dissociation and memory in sex abusers the ’re-criminalization’ of mental illness the effectiveness of group therapy for incarcerated women survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) challenges, ethical issues, and benefits of conducting research with abuse survivors in a women's prison facility Trauma and Dissociation in Convicted Offenders: Gender, Science, and Treatment Issues is an essential resource for clinicians, educators, students, policymakers, and researchers.

Orange Is the New Black

Mein Jahr im Frauenknast

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Author: Piper Kerman

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644526214

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Von der 5th Avenue in den Knast Das Buch zur US-Kultserie! Piper Kerman lebt glücklich mit ihrem Verlobten in Manhattan, als ihr eine Jugendsünde zum Verhängnis wird. Das Gericht verurteilt sie zu einer 15-monatigen Haftstrafe, und Piper tauscht Designeroutfits und Loft gegen orange Häftlingskleidung und eine Zelle in einem Frauengefängnis. Über die Zeit dort, über Schikanen, bösartige Attacken, aber auch über Freundschaften und vor allem ihre toughen und warmherzigen Mitgefangenen schreibt sie ohne Selbstmitleid, humorvoll und sehr unterhaltsam. «Ich liebe dieses Buch in einem Maße, das mich selbst überrascht hat. Eine wundervoll erzählte Geschichte darüber, wie unglaublich Frauen sein können.» Elizabeth Gilbert, Autorin von «Eat, Pray, Love» «Dies ist ein ernstes und großherziges Buch, das das Leben in einem Frauengefängnis sehr detailliert und – das ist entscheidend – mit Empathie und Respekt für Piper Kermans Mitinhaftierte schildert, von denen die wenigsten über ihre Möglichkeiten verfügten.» Dave Eggers «Dieses Buch können Sie nicht aus der Hand legen, weil Sie selbst in diese Situation hätten geraten können. Oder Ihre beste Freundin. Oder Ihre Tochter.» Los Angeles Times