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How "Gender Responsive Prisons" Harm Women, Children, and Families

Publication year: 2007

Library ID

  • 022859

Other Information

  • 2007
  • 19 pages.
Reasons why California should not increase capacity of its women's prisons by 40% through the addition of "mini prisons," Female Rehabilitative Capacity Correctional Centers (FRCCCs), are given. Eight sections make up this report: introduction; overview; background -- the recent political history of "gender responsive prisons" in California; lockdown -- individuals in California's women's prisons; analysis; recommendations for genuine solutions; conclusion; and additional resources. State funding would be much better spent on expanded community services for ex-offenders than on more prison beds.