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Female Offenders and Women in Prison  

LaTosha Traylor and Beth Richie

Print publication date:
Apr 2012
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article focuses on the steadily increasing number of females being admitted in corrections. It emphasizes the need for gender-based programs inside and outside prisons, and observes ... More

Sex, Gender, and Imprisonment: Rates, Reforms, and Lived Realities  

Randolph R. Myers and Sara Wakefield

Print publication date:
May 2014
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Jul 2014
This essay reviews ways in which gender influences the pathway into prison, structures the lived realities of the punishment experience, and shapes the consequences of a prison stay once ... More

Treating Sex Offenders in Prison  

Devon L. L. Polaschek and Kristina M. Blackwood

Print publication date:
May 2018
Online publication date:
Sep 2016
This essay considers the challenges associated with managing and treating sex offenders within the prison setting. What is known from scientific research about the most effective ... More

Women in Prison  

Emily M. Wright and Calli M. Cain

Print publication date:
May 2018
Online publication date:
Sep 2016
This essay provides some of the general profiles of female inmates across the United States and how they differ from those for male inmates. The unique problems faced by women in prisons ... More

Women’s Prisons  

Candace Kruttschnitt

Print publication date:
Sep 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article summarizes what is known today about women's imprisonment while being mindful of the historical and social backdrop. Section I discusses the changing patterns of imprisonment ... More

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