Political/legal analysis by the late director of the Northwest Women’s Law Center in Seattle, WA.
This book examines the life experiences of forty female inmates in Western North Carolina, unearthing the inequalities within a criminal justice system defined by patriarchy. The author argues that prisons are used as a ?dumping ground? for women marginalized by a sexist social structure.
A survey, with extensive excerpts, of writings by and about women political prisoners in Northern Ireland, Israel, El Salvador, Egypt, South Africa, and the United States.
This report contains the findings of studies conducted by the Human Rights Watch in U.S. Women?s Prisons from 1994-1996 about the sexual abuse of inmates. It advocates for specific policies to eradicate sexual abuse and improve prison conditions.
This book explores the use of drugs by women in the context of incarceration; evaluates rehabilitation efforts, examines how the social construction of race and gender criminalizes the use of drugs by women, and shows how rhetoric which labels prisoners as less eligible for resources than ?free? citizens shapes the penal system?s focus on punishment rather than rehabilitation.
Using first-person narratives and a review of contemporary theory, this book addresses how women return to the “free world” after single or multiple experiences of incarceration.
Owen examines the ethnography of women in prison, women?s pathways to imprisonment, relationships inside and outside of prison, and the culture of imprisoned women.
A reference book on women and crime. This book covers numerous themes such as crime, victims, and victimology; policing, courts, and case processing; punishment and treatment; and careers in criminal justice, police work, law, and corrections.
Stories of battered African-American women incarcerated in New York City.