No Safe Haven: Stories of Women in Prison


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Iincarcerated women in the United States are largely an invisible population because of their small numbers, their involvement in less violent and serious offenses, and their neglect by most criminologists. Yet all too often prison has become a dumping ground for women who lack options for self-support, or who need drug treatment, job training, or a haven from battering. This work draws on the life stories of forty women inmates at a minimum security prison in North Carolina. It explores their lives before imprisonment, ...

No Safe Haven: Stories of Women in Prison 1999, Northeastern University Press, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9781555533731