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Women’s Mental Health Issues across the Criminal Justice System; Women Prisoners and Health Justice: Perspectives, Issues, and Advocacy for an International Hidden Population

WomensHealthIssues Following are two book reviews by Russ Immarigeon, MSW, Editor, Corrections and Mental Health

Rosemary L. Gido and Lanette Dalley, eds. (2009).  Women's Mental Health Issues across the Criminal Justice System:  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/ Prentice Hall,  288 pages.

Diane C. Hatton and Anastasia A. Fisher, eds. (2009). Women Prisoners and Health Justice: Perspectives, Issues, and Advocacy for an International Hidden Population. New York: Radcliffe Publishing, 170 pages.

Women in the American justice system have long been characterized as being "invisible," meaning that their presence is rarely noted, and their offenses, processing, supervision, treatment, confinement, and release are not typically given much attention. As a state prison commissioner once told me, "We've got more men to worry about."

 

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For one reason or another, women are overlooked or neglected. But, for the past decade or so, women have been the subject of an unprecedented amount of policy, program, and research review. The National Institute of Corrections, for example, has been am active, although occasionally reserved, leader in this area for many decades.




Posted Fri, Aug 26 2011 1:38 PM by Tracey Vessels

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