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Corrections (III): The Limits of Punishment

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Social Science
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SOSC 2652
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Anna Pratt

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Corrections (III): The Limits of Punishment Prisons ­ Majority of correctional facilities are provincial ­ Provincial and federal incarceration rates are increasing ­ Increase in remand prisoners a Females In Prisons (1934) ­ Females in prisons were usually vulnerable to sexual abuse and assault.  ­ Women often had to go across the street to the men’s prison to go see  consultation. It was extremely gendered and lacked community. Both because of  its architectural structure but also due to a lack of available programming which  impacted the way women were able to build there lives in the inside of the jail.  Soon after the jail was built it was talked about to shut it down.  ­ Inferior services and programs  ­ In 2000 it was closed for good.  ­ What makes Female prisons so problematic? o Women who come into conflict with the law and end up in prison tend to  be even more marginalized than men. Cost of women imprisonment is far  more as well than men. Women that come into the prions are usually poor,  low work skills etc. Women sentence to prison are more likely to be the  primary caregivers for their children, more likely to have a history of  physical and sexual abuse. Most like to have high rates of alcohol and  drug abuse. Female prisoners are typically low risk and high need.  Women’s clear needs get translated into institutional risk and therefore  classified has high­risk prisoners. They are labeled as having difficulty of  adapting to the facility and that’s why they are high risk. They are high  risk to the facility more than to the community. We shouldn’t be surprised  to learn that in practice we are going backwards. High needs are classified  as high risk. Important to think about his prisons reinf
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