In her book, A woman doing life: Notes from a prison for women, Erin George did a fine job in depicting the life of women during the time they were incarcerated. She also included a light reflection of what life was like before prison and what life could be like after prison. This book included vivid passages of how women went about their daily routines in prison. It also provided enlightening details on the stark contrast between jail and prison. More importantly, this text was not only written from Erin George’s own observations and experiences, she included the perspectives of her fellow prison mates and even stories from correctional officers.
It traditionally has been exclusive to laws being created, enforced, and interpreted by men, including legislators, law enforcement officers, and judges (Chapman, Minor, Mills, Bottum, 1983). The perception has always been men deal with crime and women do not because of their traditional gender role (Naffine, 1996). Women have worked in corrections since the 19th century, but they were not integrated into men’s institutions until the 1970. This occurred after the expansion of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1972. Women took advantage of the plentiful jobs that were available in male prisons.
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A women doing life is a book that talks openly about women in prison. The author of the book who is also an inmate is known as Erin George. She explains vividly about women life in prison and what she was going through as an inmate. The book also gives other stories about other female inmates. The book presents a realistic of what women goes through on daily basis in prison.
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I will focus on; housing, childcare, education and employment and substance misuse and will compare findings within these areas for both sexes. I appreciate that both long-term and short-term prisoners may both have resettlement needs, however, due to the limitations of this essay I will focus on those women in receipt of short custodial sentences as these form the vast majority of women prisoners today. I shall also look at other factors which may affect resettlement; including current release arrangements, the stigma attached to female offending and the fact that women form the minority of the total... ... middle of paper ... ...ug Users In: In: M., S., MALLOCH. Experiences of Women Prisoners. The Howard Journal .