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Women in Prison: A Reference Handbook

Cyndi Banks

Published by ABC-CLIO
ISBN 10: 1576079295 / ISBN 13: 9781576079294
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Title: Women in Prison: A Reference Handbook

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Hardcover

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Hardcover. 227 pages. Dimensions: 9.5in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.Focusing on an often overlooked subject, this volume explores womens incarceration, from the first women-only prison to modern state-of-the-art facilities. It explores controversies, problems, and solutions, such as excessive discipline, the lack of training programs, sexual abuse, medical services, and visitation policies. The book also investigates key issues such as the background of inmates, the disproportionate number of African American and Hispanic prisoners because of the war on drugs, and how women cope with the separation from their children and families. A full chapter is devoted to important people and events, from the first female jail keeper in 1822 to changing prison goals and the impact of feminism. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781576079294

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Focusing on an often overlooked subject, this volume explores women's incarceration, from the first women-only prison to modern state-of-the-art facilities. It explores controversies, problems, and solutions, such as excessive discipline, the lack of training programs, sexual abuse, medical services, and visitation policies.

The book also investigates key issues such as the background of inmates, the disproportionate number of African American and Hispanic prisoners because of the "war on drugs," and how women cope with the separation from their children and families. A full chapter is devoted to important people and events, from the first female jail keeper in 1822 to changing prison goals and the impact of feminism.

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Except for lurid exploitation movies, incarcerated women are ignored by society. Yet because of mandatory sentences and "three strikes" legislation, their number is growing rapidly. Moreover, everything is complicated by the fact that the prisoners are also mothers and family caregivers. This new book takes readers behind the bars.

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