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Safety of Women in Prisons and Jails
Thinking About Corrections


A recently posted report, funded by the National Institute of Justice, extensively examines violence and safety in correctional facilities for women.  Gendered Violence and Safety: A Contextual Approach to Improving Security in Women's Facilities reports on survey findings, as well as focus groups with both female inmates and staff, to examine "the context and correlates of both violence and safety in correctional facilities for women.  The data support our original hypothesis that sexual violence is embedded in a broader context of violence and safety and that this context is gender-based," per the authors.  The report, which is divided into three sections, includes recommendations for improving safety, focus group findings, and quantitative measures of violence and safety.  The report is also accompanied by two brief bulletins, Violence and Safety Programs in Women's Prisons and Jails: Addressing Prevention, Intervention and Treatment, and Translating Research into Practice: Improving Safety in Women's Facilities.

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