SOC301H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Healing Lodge, Anger Management

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Soc 301 Lecture 6
Questions to think about
Why should we focus on women’s imprisonment?
What are the differences in how women experience prison?
What should a women’s centred prison look like?
Is the prison a “male-model”?
Profile of women in prison
Fastest growing population
-they are the fastest growing population, women sending to prison
`5 years FWS increased by 40%, based on CSC numbers
`10 years’ indigenous women up by 85%
`it is still a small number, 5 % of the total number
FSW (Federal Sentence Women)
-85% of them experience physical abuse in their life
-68% experience sexual abuse once in their life
-2/3 of them are mothers and primary caregivers to their children
-79% has no high school diploma, most of them are unemployed, uneducated, but they are
generally consider as low risk
-when they do recidvate, it is mainly of a breach of conditions
Mainly women involved in CJS as victims
-they are mainly victims in crime, not as a criminal
Indigenous women in prison
-Average age is 27
-Limited education
-unemployed or underemployed at arrest
-often a sole support of two or three children, not just one
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