WOMEN IN PRISON
INCARCERATION




PRISON

WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE IN CORRECTIONAL SETTING

LIFE AFTER PRISON OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT

CORRESPONDENCE

PRISON RELATED TOPICS

RECIDIVISM

WOMEN IN PRISON LINKS



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PRISON




A prison, penitentiary, or correctional facility is a place in which
individuals are physically confined or interned and usually deprived
of a range of personal freedoms. Prisons are conventionally institutions,
which form part of the criminal justice system of a country, such that
imprisonment or incarceration is a legal penalty that may be imposed by
the state for the commission of a crime.

In popular parlance of many countries, the term jail (gaol) is considered
synonymous with prison, although legally these are often distinct
institutions: typically jails are intended to hold persons awaiting trials
or serving sentences of less than one year, whereas prisons host prisoners
serving longer sentences.



Prison
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison



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WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE
IN CORRECTIONAL SETTING




Women are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. incarcerated
population, increasing an average of 5% each year between 1995
and 2003. Incarcerated women report histories of alcohol and
drug abuse, sexually transmitted disease, and mental illness.
They are more likely than men to have been under the influence
of drugs at the time of their crime; moreover, they may have
committed the offense to raise money to buy drugs.

High rates of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis also have
been found among incarcerated women. Further, incarcerated women
have higher rates of depression than incarcerated men or the
general community. As a result, incarcerated women utilize health
care services much more than men, creating unique challenges for
health services management.



Women's Health Care in Correctional Settings
http://www.ncchc.org/



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LIFE AFTER PRISON
OVERCOMING BARRIERS
TO EMPLOYMENT




There are currently over one million women in the U.S. criminal justice
system. Two hundred thousand of them are confined in state and federal
prisons or local jails. Women are the fastest growing group of people
in prison.

However, the consequences of their convictions far outlast time spent in
confinement or on parole. Since the 1990s, various levels of government
have created more post-conviction penalties, making it harder for women
leaving prison to find employment, education and housing.



Life After Prison
http://www.womenwork.org/resources/tipsheets/prison.htm



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CORRESPONDENCE




Research indicates that inmates who maintain contact with family
and friends in the outside world are less likely to be convicted
of further crimes and usually have an easier reintegration period
back into society. Many institutions encourage friends and families
to send letters, especially when they are unable to visit regularly.
However, guidelines exist as to what constitutes acceptable mail,
and these policies are strictly enforced.



Correspondence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACLU



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PRISON
RELATED TOPICS




Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_for_Crime_and_Justice_Studies

Centre for Social Justice
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_for_Social_Justice

Howard League for Penal Reform
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_League_for_Penal_Reform

Prison Reform Trust
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison_Reform_Trust



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RECIDIVISM




Recidivism is one of the most fundamental concepts in criminal justice.
It refers to a person's relapse into criminal behavior, often after the
person receives sanctions or undergoes intervention for a previous crime.
Recidivism is measured by criminal acts that resulted in rearrest,
reconviction or return to prison with or without a new sentence during a
three-year period following the prisoner's release.



Recidivism
http://www.nij.gov/topics/corrections/recidivism/Pages/welcome.aspx



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WOMEN IN PRISON
LINKS




Action Committee for Women In Prison
http://www.acwip.net/default.htm

ADDAMEER
http://www.addameer.org/

American Civil Liberties Union
http://www.aclu.org/

Anthroposophical Prison Outreach
http://anthroposophyforprisoners.org/index.html

Challenges of Conducting Research in Prisons
http://www.nij.gov/journals/269/Pages/research-in-prisons.aspx

Change.org
https://www.change.org/

DRUG POLICY
http://www.drugpolicy.org/

Female prisoners
http://www.fempages.org/fempris.htm

Feminist.com
http://www.feminist.com/

Growing Change.Org
http://www.growingchange.org/

Howard League for Penal Reform
http://www.howardleague.org

Institute for Criminal Policy Research ICPR
http://www.icpr.org.uk/

The International Centre for Prison Studies (ICPS)
http://www.prisonstudies.org/

JUSTICE FELLOWSHIP
http://www.justicefellowship.org/

Justice and Prison Reform UNODC
http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/justice-and-prison-reform/index.html

Penal Reform
http://www.gsdrc.org/topic-guides/justice/penal-reform/

Penal Reform
http://www.prisonreform.org/



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Preventing Prisoner Rape Project
http://www.dulwichcentre.com.au/ppr.htm

Prison Activist Resource Center
http://www.prisonactivist.org/

Prison and Asylum Reform
http://www.ushistory.org/us/26d.asp

PRISON DIALOGUE
http://www.prisondialogue.org/

Prison Outreach
http://www.harvestlifechangers.com/outreach/prison-outreach/

Prison Outreach Network (PON)
http://prison-outreach-network.org/

Prisoners' Rights
http://www.aclu.org/prisoners-rights

Prison Policy Initiative
http://www.prisonpolicy.org/

Prisons and Prison Reform
http://www.answers.com/topic/prisons-and-prison-reform

Prison Reform
http://www.jimwelker.com/Issues/PrisonReform/Index.html

Prison Reform
http://study.com/academy/lesson/prison-reform-history-issues-movement.html

The Prison Studies Project
http://prisonstudiesproject.org/

Reaching Out From Within, Inc. (ROFW)
https://rofw.org/

Responsible Prison Reform
http://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/responsible-prison-reform

Sentencing and Prison Reform
http://www.aclu-de.org/issues/more-issues/sentencing-and-prison-reform/

The Sentencing Project
http://www.sentencingproject.org/template/index.cfm



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Smart Justice
http://www.smartjustice.org

Stop Violence Against Women
http://www.amnestyusa.org/women/womeninprison.html

Women Behind Bars
http://www.womenbehindbars.com/

Women doing time in prison
http://www.womendoingtime.com

Women's Health Care in Correctional Settings
http://www.ncchc.org/

WOMEN NEWS
http://www.womensenews.org/

Women's Prison Association
http://www.wpaonline.org

Women's Prison Book Project
http://www.wpbp.org

Women Prisoners
http://www.womenprisoners.org/

Women Work
http://www.womenwork.org/

World Prison Brief WPB
http://www.prisonstudies.org/



Just-Health.net
http://www.just-health.net/




The International Museum of Women, (I.M.O.W.)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Museum_of_Women




Wikigender
http://www.wikigender.org/index.php/New_Home




International Women's Day
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/default.asp





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