Women in Prison
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This paper presents an examination of women in prison. The writer explores the history of the prison system, highlighting the historical aspects of women within the system. The author concludes that prisons with a female population are working toward a rehabilitative atmosphere more than a punitive atmosphere and only time will tell how successful such institutions will become.
From the Paper:"For the most part society had less respect for female inmates and criminals than it did its male inmates and criminals according to records that were kept at various prisons around the country. The first Illinois female prisoner in the state system was in 1835,. Her name was Sally Jefferson and she was sentenced for arson. She was pardoned within six weeks however her stay alerted officials of a coming trend, women in prison."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Dodge, L. Mara (1999) One female prisoner is of more trouble than twenty males": women convicts in Illinois prisons, 1835-1896. Journal of Social History
- Shatell, Cathy (2004) Females in Prison: A Call for Change. Journal of Criminal Justice.
Cite this Research Paper:
Women in Prison (2007, July 02) Retrieved December 12, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/research-paper/women-in-prison-96351/
"Women in Prison" 02 July 2007. Web. 12 December. 2013. <http://www.academon.com/research-paper/women-in-prison-96351/>