The authors review the literature relevant to the study of violence and safety in women’s prison.
Women in prisons
This report explains how mothers and their babies can benefit from being held in a prison-based Mother and Baby Unit (MBU).
This training curriculum assists legislators, policymakers, and corrections professionals address the gender-specific needs of women prisoners.
TEDx videos were recorded at the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) "Does Gender Matter" event on March 14, 2015.
This framework looks at how the lived experience of punishment differs from the punishment conceived by lawmaker.
Female Realignment Report: An Examination of Female Offenders Released from State Prison in the First Year of Public Safety Realignment
California’s Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011 transferred jurisdiction and funding for managing lower-level criminal offenders from the State to the counties.
Commentary: Abandoned: Abolishing Female Prisons to Prevent Sexual Abuse and Herald an End to Incarceration
This article argues that the abolition of female prisons is one way to address the suffering of one group of prisoners and that the abolition of female prisons could eventually end the confinement of all prisoners.
In response to the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA), this project investigated the context of gendered violence and safety in women’s correctional facilities.
Guidance is offered for those individuals seeking to more effectively respond to the behavior and circumstances of the female offender.
This Practice Brief focuses on the benefits of establishing healthy social and civic connections through mentoring of criminal justice-involved women.