The Incarcerated Woman: Rehabilative Programming in Women's Prisons

For courses in Women & the Criminal Justice System and special topics in Criminal Justice. Written by some of the foremost scholars in the area of feminist criminology, this text provides the most comprehensive, cutting-edge overview of treatment/rehabilitative policies and programming for women prisoners-an area often slighted in research and practice. Each chapter addresses the theory, practice, policies, and issues of a different aspect of rehabilitative programming needs of women in prison-e.g., education, health needs, mental health issues, abuse issues, substance abuse issues, parenting issues, and discharge planning for women prisoners. The focus throughout is on the needs of women prisoners, the ability of current programming to meet those needs, and what could be done.