By Becki Ney, Principal, the Center for Effective Public Policy.
This article appeared in American Jails, January-February, 2014, Vol. 27, no. 6. and is posted here courtesy of the American Jail Association.
Noting that more than 90,000 women were being held in U.S. jails as of 2012, Ms. Ney explains the top 10 reasons why a gender-informed perspective on women in jail improves individual women’s outcomes and helps break generational cycles of justice system involvement. A brief discussion of each fact summarizes the supporting research and evidence generated over the past 30 years in several different fields.
Ney states, “Women offenders face challenges that are not only different from their male counterparts, but that also greatly influence their involvement in criminal justice, including jails. This article describes ‘10 facts’ that corrections professionals should know about working with women in jails.”
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