Posts tagged "womens prisons"

Jails are the new asylums for women

If there’s one thing that Rosemary Gido wants her students to know, it’s this: “It’s not rocket science. Jails and prisons are the new asylums,” she says. As a professor of criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Gido has been studying how the criminal justice system treats two populations–women and the mentally ill–and how those... Read more »

Illinois gets a 'D' for prison prenatal care

When you think of women in prison, here’s a word that probably doesn’t come to your mind: mom. But it should. About two-thirds of the 115,000 women in prison in the U.S. are mothers. That’s a lot of missed good-night kisses and first days of school. And a new report shows that many states, including... Read more »