Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women Behind Bars

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"Thousands of pregnant women pass through our nation's jails every year. What happens to them as they gestate their pregnancies in a space of punishment? Based on ethnographic fieldwork and clinical work as an Ob/Gyn in a women's jail, Carolyn Sufrin explores how, in this time when public safety is in disarray and when incarceration has become a central strategy for managing the poor, jail has become a safety net. Focusing on the experiences of pregnant, incarcerated women as well as on the practices of the jail guards and ...

Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women Behind Bars 2017, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520288683

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Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women Behind Bars 2017, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520288669

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