NESB Women in Victorian Prisons
WOMEN AND IMPRISONMENT, pp. 76-83, Fitzroy Legal Service, Melbourne, 1995
9 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2011 Last revised: 18 Jun 2018
Date Written: 1995
Easteal describes the extra pressure women from a non English speaking background may face when they find themselves imprisoned. These women experience difficulties with the prison culture which may cause shock and distress; language difficulties; an inability to adapt to food offered in prison; and lack of contact with family and visitors. These issues all combine to increase the isolation and stresses for NESB women incarcerated in Victorian prisons.
Keywords: women and imprisonment, prison culture
JEL Classification: K00
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