Women and Crime: Imprisonment Issues

Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice. Vol. 35, pp. 1-7, 1992

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Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

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Date Written: 1992

Abstract

The number of women in Australian prisons has increased significantly over the past decade. Easteal provides a brief profile of the sociodemographic and sentence background of women in prison. She highlights the issues affecting female inmates: illegal drugs; high security prisons and intermingling of security levels; officer prisoner relations; lesbianism and the inmate hierarchy; medical care; counselling; drug withdrawal; suicide and self inflicted injuries; work and education opportunities; family visits; and children. Recommendations for improving prison conditions are outlined.

Keywords: women, prison

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., Women and Crime: Imprisonment Issues (1992). Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice. Vol. 35, pp. 1-7, 1992. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1535139

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice ( email )

Australia

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