Breaking the Rules

Women in Prison and Feminist Therapy

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Author: Marcia Hill,Judith Harden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317713052

Category: Law

Page: 190

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Breaking the Rules: Women in Prison and Feminist Therapy challenges therapists, public policymakers, voters, and those in the criminal justice system to find treatment options, empowerment strategies, viable resources, community support, and policies that can help women with problems such as drug abuse, domestic violence, poverty, and prostitution rather than perpetually punishing them. Breaking the Rules shows you how our society makes ‘other’of those among us who are most vulnerable, injured, and without resources. It digs under your skin and forces you to look at: the histories of abuse among women who have murdered their partners the impact of race and ethnicity on patterns of mothering and caretaking of children of women prisoners the lack of treatment options for addicted women prisoners how prison reawakens the feelings of powerlessness in women who have suffered childhood physical and sexual abuse helping women inmates develop marketable educational and vocational skills, support systems, and positive perceptions of themselves collaborative strategies that challenge the status quo of programs and support available to female offenders and their families a relational model of treatment that is based on the integration of three theoretical perspectives the strengths and limitations of twelve step programs for women Mapping the problems and offering solutions, Breaking the Rules walks you through treatment strategies and self-confirming experiences--such as feminist therapy, prisoner-led support groups, affirmative prison programming, and art therapy--that help women draw on their strengths, come to terms with their pasts, and meet future challenges head on.

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 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.

Women in prison

inside the concrete womb

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Author: Kathryn Watterson

Publisher: Northeastern Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 402

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"A graphic, arresting account of prison as a way of life." -- Kirkus Reviews

Too much time

women in prison

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Author: Jane Evelyn Atwood

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 191

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This is a documentary survey of the experience of women in prison by theward-winning photojournalist Jane Evelyn Atwood. Since 1980 the numbers ofomen in US prisons have increased tenfold. Similar statistics apply to theine other countries around the world where Atwood has succeeded inenetrating the prison systems - photographing, interviewing women prisonersnd their guards, gathering testimony. The result is a raw and moving accountn words and pictures of society's attitude to the issues of women, crime andncarceration.;The book raises questions about the relative treatment of mennd women in prison and about the links between women's crimes and maleiolence. But more than a campaigning photo story, the book assembles anxtraordinary body of experience. As Kathy Boudin, a teacher and writermprisoned since 1981, comments: "as women in prison, we tell stories to eachther - sitting in our cells, walking in the prison yard, in parenting groups but we urgently need our stories to be heard beyond the walls and the razorire. This book takes the reader into the lives of women in prison as they

Under lock and key

a study of women in prison

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Author: Xenia Field

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Inner Lives

Voices of African American Women In Prison

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Author: Paula Johnson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814743854

Category: Law

Page: 356

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The rate of women entering prison has increased nearly 400 percent since 1980, with African American women constituting the largest percentage of this population. However, despite their extremely disproportional representation in correctional institutions, little attention has been paid to their experiences within the criminal justice system. Inner Lives provides readers the rare opportunity to intimately connect with African American women prisoners. By presenting the women's stories in their own voices, Paula C. Johnson captures the reality of those who are in the system, and those who are working to help them. Johnson offers a nuanced and compelling portrait of this fastest-growing prison population by blending legal history, ethnography, sociology, and criminology. These striking and vivid narratives are accompanied by equally compelling arguments by Johnson on how to reform our nation's laws and social policies, in order to eradicate existing inequalities. Her thorough and insightful analysis of the historical and legal background of contemporary criminal law doctrine, sentencing theories, and correctional policies sets the stage for understanding the current system.

No Safe Haven

Stories of Women in Prison

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Author: Lori B. Girshick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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"This work draws on the life stories of forty women inmates at a minimum security prison in North Carolina. It explores their lives before imprisonment, enabling the reader to understand their incarceration within the context of childhood and adolescent experiences, domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse, low education levels, and poor work histories. Lori B. Girshick relates the prisoners' views of doing time, the criminal justice system, and their own rehabilitation. She also interviews family members, friends, and social service providers to show how support networks function or fail." "Girshick argues convincingly that the treatment of women in society creates circumstances that lead some of them to break the law, and she makes specific recommendations for policies that address the need for social change and for community programs designed to deter crime."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Women in Prison

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Author: Barbara Warny

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466975148

Category: Social Science

Page: 430

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My careers ranged from belly dancer to bricklayer with much “color” between. Then a friend surprised me with two black plastic bags of letters from a deceased girlfriend. He asked, “Please do something nice with these.” He was moving out of town and not taking them. I sat down and read for days, letters that reflected her time in prison, and I absorbed the feelings this woman dealt with and felt another career being born. My hope is that after reading this story, families and friends of the incarcerated will better understand their loved ones’ situation and their role. These women survived horrible, unspeakable violence, not always directly to them, but they were surrounded by it. Their medical and dental care was very lacking. Many will return home with symptoms of post-traumatic stress. They need to be welcomed home and afforded patience.

Making It in the Free World

Women in Transition from Prison

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Author: Patricia O'Brien

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791448618

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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Explores how women inmates make the transition from prison back into society.

Serving Time Together

Men and Women in Prison

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Author: Charles F. Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

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Staying Alive

Memories of Women in Prison

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Author: Durgā Ghimire

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Women social workers

Page: 148

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Memoirs of Durgā Ghimire in different prisons of Nepal, women social worker from Nepal.

Woman in Prison

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Author: Caroline H. Woods

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Prison discipline

Page: 193

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Women in Prison

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Author: Edna Walker Chandler

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Criminals

Page: 144

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Handbook for Prison Managers and Policymakers on Women and Imprisonment

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Author: Tomris Atabay,United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211302677

Category: Law

Page: 117

View: 1989

The main focus of the handbook is female prisoners and guidance on the components of a gender-sensitive approach to prison management, taking into account the typical background of female prisoners and their special needs as women in prison. This handbook forms part of a series of tools developed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to support countries in implementing the rule of law and development of criminal justice systems, including policymakers, legislators, prison managers, prison staff, members of non-governmental organizations and other individuals interested or active in the field of criminal justice and prison reform. It can be used in a variety of contexts, both as a reference document or as a training tool.

Disrupted Childhoods

Children of Women in Prison

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Author: Jane A. Siegel

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813550106

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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Disrupted Childhoods explores the issues that arise from a mother's confinement and provides first-person accounts of the experiences of children with moms behind bars. Jane A. Siegel offers a perspective that recognizes differences over the long course of a family's interaction with the criminal justice system. Presenting an unparalleled view into the children's lives both before and after their mothers are imprisoned, this book reveals the many challenges they face from the moment such a critical caregiver is arrested to the time she returns home from prison.

Women in Prison

Ideals and Reals

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Author: Francesca Lundström-Roche

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Prisons

Page: 150

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