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Most women in jail serve time in facilities that also house men. However, there are 18 jails nationally that house women only, and this study is based on surveys and interviews administered at 5 of these jails. It explores the extent to which women's jails meet the needs of inmates who want to...
This report describes 660 jailed or imprisoned parents who sought child custody advocacy services from the Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents between January 1, 1990, and December 31, 1994. There were clear differences between male (N = 160) and female (N = 500) clients. Men's child...
Dealing with crime is everyone's business. It demands a clear law enforcement response combined with significant efforts to address the root causes of crime, particularly poverty, racism, and overwhelmed families. As a society, we are spending the bulk of our resources on the most expensive...
This article examines some of the theoretical and substantive issues associated with the uncritical embrace of selected feminist ideals in recent Canadian attempts to restructure and rethink federal women's imprisonment. The article focuses on the limitations of a woman-centered model of...
As the number of women in prison in the United States continues to rise, existing descriptions of this changing population become outmoded. This article summarizes several national surveys of the current population of imprisoned women and provides preliminary findings from a larger study that...
There is little research on women in jails and “new generation” jails in particular. This study examines how women and men inmates adapted to a state-of-the-art new generation jail. Inmates were surveyed 6 months before and after the new facility opened. Standardized survey instruments were...
This article summarizes previous literature on the needs of substance-abusing women offenders and presents the main findings of a nationwide survey of community-based and corrections-based treatment programs for women offenders and of site visits to such programs. Several program characteristics...
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