Pregnancy and New Motherhood in Prison

By (author) Laura Abbott,Lucy Baldwin

ISBN13: 9781447363385

Imprint: Policy Press

Publisher: Bristol University Press

Format: Hardback

Published: 01/07/2023

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In the context of the recent and tragic deaths of two babies born to mothers in prison, the impact of imprisoning pregnant women is now a critical issue for society. This timely book addresses an overlooked area of criminal justice by focusing on the experience - both physical and mental - of pregnancy, birth and/or separation, and new motherhood in prison. Based on the lived realities of mothers speaking in and after prison, it passionately argues the case for minimising harm. Featuring recommendations for improving practice, the book is key reading for criminology and midwifery students and researchers as well as policy makers and practitioners.
Introduction Part One: Context and Landscape of Women and Criminal Justice Part Two: Underpinning Research, Methods and the Mothers How We Came To Be Here: 100 Years of Criminalised Motherhood The Process of Incarcerating Motherhood Motherhood Confined Life in a Goldfish Bowl The Persisting Pain of Incarcerated Pregnancy A Better Way: Concluding Thoughts and Recommendations
  • Social welfare & social services
  • Gender studies: women
  • Prisons
  • General (US: Trade)
  • Professional & Vocational
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