In the Mix

Author: Barbara A. Owen
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791436071
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Social Science

Describes life inside the world's largest women's prison, from the point of view of the women themselves.

In the Mix

Author: Barbara Owen
Publisher: Marcombo
ISBN: 079143608X
Release Date: 1998-01-15
Genre: Social Science

Describes life inside the world's largest women's prison, from the point of view of the women themselves.

Total Confinement

Author: Lorna Amarasingham Rhodes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520240766
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

"Ethnographically rich, thick with gritty details and original insights, Rhodes's revelatory book about US prisons--those who are incarcerated in them and those who run them--should be read by everyone who cares about social justice and the nature of power."--Emily Martin, author of Flexible Bodies "Thank you, Lorna Rhodes, for taking us to where the 'worst of the worst' are kept out of sight and out of mind in the new millennium. This powerful ethnography of the correctional high tech machine reveals how institutional power suffocates individual agency and redefines rationality and insanity. Good, bad and evil fall by the wayside."--Philippe Bourgois, author of In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio "A truly remarkable book. The inside look at supermax confinement alone is worth the price of admission, and the prose sometimes verges on poetry. This is meticulous scholarship."--Hans Toch, author of Living in Prison

Making It in the Free World

Author: Patricia O'Brien
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791448614
Release Date: 2001-02-01
Genre: Social Science

Explores how women inmates make the transition from prison back into society.

Mothering from the Inside

Author: Sandra Enos
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791448509
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Social Science

Explores how women in prison manage to mother their children from behind bars.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015040084454
Release Date: 1998-04
Genre: American literature


Transforming Justice Transforming Lives

Author: April Bernard
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498519816
Release Date: 2015-10-30
Genre: Social Science

This book is an ethnographic account of the ways in which formerly gang-affiliated women reconstructed their lives through stewardship and community engagement. It focuses on the women’s lives before and after committing to desist from crime, and emphasizes the factors that facilitated their commitment including the mutual support they exchanged in their communities.

Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015054035236
Release Date: 2003-09
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

In Search of Safety

Author: Barbara Owen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520288713
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: Social Science

In Search of Safety takes a close look at the sources of gendered violence and conflict in women’s prisons. The authors examine how intersectional inequalities and cumulative disadvantage are at the root of prison conflict and violence and mirror the women’s pathways to prison. Women must negotiate these inequities through developing forms of prison capital—social, human, cultural, emotional, and economic—to ensure their safety while inside. The authors also analyze how conflict and subsequent violence result from human-rights violations inside the prison that occur within the gendered context of substandard prison conditions, inequalities of capital among those imprisoned, and relationships with correctional staff. In Search of Safety proposes a way forward—the implementation of international human-rights standards for U.S. prisons.

Fighting for Girls

Author: Meda Chesney-Lind
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438432946
Release Date: 2010-09-03
Genre: Social Science

Cutting edge research into trends and social contexts of girls' violence.