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Incarcerated Women / Female Offenders

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From "More Than a Rap Sheet: The Real Stories of Incarcerated Women", an exhibit featuring the poems and portraits of incarcerated women in Maine, Family Crisis Services, 2011.


10 FACTS ABOUT WOMEN IN JAIL, Becki Ney, American Jail Association, Hagerstown, MD: January 8, 2014. Copyright © 2014 American Jail Association.

193, Skip Hollandsworth, Texas Monthly, Austin, TX: February 2010. Copyright © 1973-2010 Emmis Publishing LP. Permission granted to post.

ABUSE HISTORY AMONG INCARCERATED WOMEN, National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, Philadelphia, PA: May 20, 2011.

Abused Women Speak About Time in Prison at U. Michigan, Laura Frank, Michigan Daily, University Wire, February 16, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Michigan Daily via U-Wire.

BATTLING COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES: THE LONG ROAD TO REDEMPTION, Joann Sahl, Legal Studies Research Paper Series (number 12-01), The University of Akron School of Law, Akron, OH: February 20, 2012.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL CORRELATES OF REINCARCERATION AMONG HISPANIC, NATIVE AMERICAN, AND WITH RURAL WOMEN, Cathleen Elizabeth Willging, Lorraine Halinka Malcoe, Shilo St. Cyr, William H. Zywiak and Sandra C. Lapham, Psychiatric Services (volume 64, number 6), June 2013. Copyright © 2013 American Psychiatric Association.

BEST PRACTICE TOOLKIT FOR WORKING WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS WITH CRIMINAL HISTORIES, Sheryl Kubiak, Cris M. Sullivan, Lauren Fries, Nkiru Nnawulezi and Gina Fedock, Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence, Okemos, MI: December 2011. Copyright © 2011 Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE WITH PARENTS IN FEDERAL PRISON: A TOOLKIT FOR CHILD WELFARE AGENCIES, FEDERAL PRISONS, AND RESIDENTIAL REENTRY CENTERS, Federal Interagency Working Group for Children of Incarcerated Parents, Washington, DC: June 2013.

CIVIL CONSEQUENCES OF WOMEN'S CRIMINAL RECORDS: STRATEGIES FOR ADVOCATES (scroll down), Amy E. Hirsch, Clearinghouse REVIEW ~ Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, (volume 41, numbers 3-4), Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Chicago, IL: July-August 2007. Copyright © 2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

CLEMENCY FOR BATTERED WOMEN IN MICHIGAN: A MANUAL FOR ATTORNEY'S, LAW STUDENTS AND SOCIAL WORKERS, Michigan Women's Justice & Clemency Project, Ann Arbor, MI. Copyright © 2008 Michigan Women's Justice & Clemency Project.

CREATING A PLACE OF HEALING AND FORGIVENESS: THE TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE INITIATIVE AT THE WOMEN'S COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER OF HAWAII, National Center for Trauma-Informed Care, Center for Mental Health Services, Alexandria, VA: 2013.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LANDS MANY WOMEN IN JAIL, NOT WEARING MISS AMERICA TIARAS, Petula Dvorak, The Washington Post, September 15, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Washington Post.

EASING REENTRY FOR WOMEN IN PHILADELPHIA, Women's Law Project, Philadelphia, PA: March 2013. Copyright © 2013 Women's Law Project.

Civil Legal Needs Part 1: General Reentry

Civil Legal Needs Part 2: Family Law

END SHACKLING NOW! ~ A NOW ACTIVIST LEADER'S GUIDE TO ELIMINATING SHACKLING OF INCARCERATED WOMEN PRE-, DURING, AND POST-LABOR AND DELIVERY, National Organization for Women, Washington, DC: Fall 2010.

Gender-Responsive Strategies: RESEARCH, PRACTICE, AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR WOMEN OFFENDERS, Barbara Bloom and Barbara Owen, National Institute of Corrections, Washington, DC: October 2002.

Gender-Responsive Strategies Project: Jail Applications, Susan W. McCampbell, Gender-Responsive Strategies for Women Offenders, National Institute of Corrections, Washington, DC: April 2005.

GOVERNOR COMMUTES SENTENCE OF GAILE OWENS, Clay Carey and Chas Sisk, The Tennessean, Nashville, TN: July 14, 2010. Copyright © 2010 The Tennessean.

Governor OK’s Parole for Battered Woman, Sonja Bjelland, Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA: August 28, 2004. Copyright © 2004 The Press-Enterprise Co.

HEALTH, JUSTICE, WOMEN: TRANSFORMING SYSTEMS ~ CHANGING LIVES (satellite / Internet broadcast), National Institute of Corrections, Washington, DC: August 15, 2012.

iMPROVING ACCESS TO SERVICES FOR FEMALE OFFENDERS RETURNING TO THE COMMUNITY, Marie Garcia with Nancy Ritter, NIJ Journal (issue 269), National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC: March 2012.

iNCARCERATED WOMEN (fact sheet), The Sentencing Project, Washington, DC: revised September 2012.

iSSUES TO CONSIDER WHEN FACILITATING GROUPS WITH BATTERED WOMEN IN JAIL OR PRISON, Andrea Bible, National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, Philadelphia, PA: March 2011.

Law Gives Battered Inmates in California New Hope, Sandy Kobrin, Women’s eNews, September 23, 2004. Copyright © 2004 Women’s eNews.

MERIDIANS FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN (facilitator manual and participant workbook), Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor, MI: September 15, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Catholic Services of Washtenaw County.

MOTHERS BEHIND BARS: A STATE-BY-STATE REPORT CARD AND ANALYSIS OF FEDERAL POLICIES ON CONDITIONS OF CONFINEMENT FOR PREGNANT AND PARENTING WOMEN AND THE EFFECT ON THEIR CHILDREN, National Women's Law Center and The Rebecca Project for Human Rights, Washington, DC: October 21, 2010.

'ORANGE IS NEW BLACK' BUILDS SUPPORT FOR REFORM, Elizabeth Kuhr, Women’s eNews, June 20, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Women’s eNews.

PRISONS MUST CEASE RE-TRAUMATIZING WOMEN: A CALL FOR GENDER-RESPONSIVE PROGRAMS THAT END THE CYCLE OF ABUSE, Sally Abrahamson, 3rd Place – 2009 Law Student Writing Competition, ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, Washington, DC: 2009.

REPORT ON MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AT BEDFORD HILLS CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, Women in Prison Project, New York, NY: September 2007.

SELF-HELP LEGAL MANUAL FOR INCARCERATED SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND STALKING, Ohio Domestic Violence Network, Ohio Poverty Law Center and Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence, September 2013. Ohio Domestic Violence Network granted permission to post.

SHACKLING OF PREGNANT WOMEN AND GIRLS IN CORRECTIONAL SYSTEMS, NCCD Center for Girls and Young Women, Jacksonville, FL.

A Summary of Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders, Barbara Bloom, Barbara Owen and Stephanie Covington, Gender-Responsive Strategies for Women Offenders, National Institute of Corrections, Washington, DC: May 2005.

survivors of abuse in prison fact sheet, Correctional Association of New York, New York, NY: April 1, 2009.

TeN TRUTHS THAT MATTER WHEN WORKING WITH JUSTICE INVOLVED WOMEN, edited by Becki Ney, Rachelle Ramirez and Marilyn Van Dieten, National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women, Silver Spring, MD: April 2012. Copyright © 2012 National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women.

Texas Governor Stays Execution of Newton, Sandy Kobrin, Women’s eNews, December 2, 2004. Copyright © 2004 Women’s eNews.

TEXAS' BATTERED WOMEN CAN GET CLEMENCY ~ BUT IT NEVER HAPPENS, Diane Jennings, Dallas Morning News, February 11, 2007. Copyright © 2007 Dallas Morning News.

Victim of Abuse, or MurdereR?, Polly Summar, Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, NM: August 22, 2004. Copyright © 2004 Albuquerque Journal.

THE VictimIZATION AND HELP-SEEKING BEHAVIORS AMONG FEMALE PRISONERS IN ILLINOIS, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, Chicago, IL: April 2010.

WHEN A PARENT IS INCARCERATED ~ A PRIMER FOR SOCIAL WORKERS, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD. Copyright © 2011 The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Women in prison fact sheet, Correctional Association of New York, New York, NY: April 2009.

Women’s Experiences of Abuse as a Risk Factor for Incarceration, Mary E. Gilfus, National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, Harrisburg, PA: December 2002. Synopsis written by Rus Ervin Funk, Louisville, KY.

WORKING WITH BATTERED WOMEN IN JAIL: A MANUAL FOR COMMUNITY-BASED BATTERED WOMEN'S ADVOCATES, National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, Philadelphia, PA: November 2009.



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