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The Double Imprisonment of Battered Women Who Are Incarcerated
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Double ImprisonmentFrom End Domestic Abuse WI, this Coalition Chronicles newsletter issue focuses on women who are “doubly imprisoned: first, by trauma from the violence they have suffered, and second, by the iron bars and razor wire fences that surround them daily.”  This issue contains excerpts from articles on research and best practices in the field, stories from survivors of abuse and imprisonment, and resources for reentry.

Articles in the issue include:

  • Women’s Experiences of Abuse as Risk Factors for Incarceration
  • Best Practice Toolkit for Working with Domestic Violence Survivors with Criminal Histories
  • Victimization, Mental Illness, and Incarceration: How They Intersect
  • Domestic Violence and Mental Health Problems
  • Class, Culture, Gender, Race… Some characteristics of those who are sentenced to prison
  • And more…

Read the full issue


This announcement is available at NIC’s Gender-Responsive News for Women and Girls.  Feel free to forward to friends and colleagues.  Subscribe to the newsletter at

For additional resources on Justice-Involved Women go to NIC’s Women Offenders.

Posted Tue, Mar 29 2016 7:59 AM by Susan Powell


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