Black Women and Prison Term Paper by Top Papers

Black Women and Prison
An exploration of black women and prison.
# 135380 | 1,750 words | 8 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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This paper is a study of black women and prison, viewing the reasons why women are sent to prison, and the social impact. The paper finds that there is much cause for despair in this subject in that incarceration largely tends to perpetuate the worst cycles of poverty and crime, but education programs in prison offer a single light of hope in an otherwise dark picture.

From the Paper:

"Black women are being incarcerated in this country in numbers that are substantially disproportionate to their numbers of society. This reflects a cruel situation. Most black inmates come from dysfunctional backgrounds marked by abuse, drug and alcohol use, and a lack of positive role models or opportunities. The situation is compounded by increasing societal tendencies to relegate any black woman encountering crime as a criminal doomed to career criminality. The result is a condemnation of a key element of the black community to prison, to the benefit of no one."

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Black Women and Prison (2007, December 01) Retrieved December 03, 2023, from

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"Black Women and Prison" 01 December 2007. Web. 03 December. 2023. <>