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WOMEN IN PRISON

NCJ Number
27041
Author(s)
A MEDINA
Date Published
Unknown
Length
0 pages
Annotation
FILM COVERING THE EXPERIENCES OF WOMEN IN PRISON BY EXAMINING THE CRIMES THEY COMMIT, THE PRISON ROUTINE, AND THOUGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS ABOUT THEIR INCARCERATION.
Abstract
MOST WOMEN IN PRISON ARE THERE FOR NON-VIOLENT CRIMES SUCH AS DRUG POSSESSION AND PROSTITUTION. THE FILM PLACES HEAVY EMPHASIS ON THE PRISON ROUTINE WHICH THE INMATES FIND VERY DEHUMANIZING. COMMENTS ARE MADE AS WELL ON PRISON INDUSTRIES WHERE THE PAY RANGES FROM FIVE CENTS TO FOUR DOLLARS A DAY. THE FILM ALSO GIVES ATTENTION TO PROBLEMS STEMMING FROM INCARCERATION - HOMOSEXUALITY, PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF BEING SEPARATED FROM CHILDREN, AND COST TO THE TAXPAYER. OTHER TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE REHABILITATION OF WOMEN AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR WOMEN PRISONERS.