Incarceration and Older Women
Giving Back Not Giving Up

By (author) Regina Benedict

ISBN13: 9781529231618

Imprint: Bristol University Press

Publisher: Bristol University Press

Format: Hardback

Published: 01/07/2023

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Generativity or 'giving back' is regarded as a common life stage, occurring for many around middle age. For the first time, this book offers qualitative research on the lives and social relationships of older imprisoned women. In-depth interviews with 29 female prisoners in the south-eastern United States show that older women both engage in generative behaviours in prison and also wish to do so upon their release.
Preface 1. Aging Less than Gracefully 2. Welcome to My Home: Cellblock D 3. Older, Wiser, and Incarcerated 4. A Positively Negative Experience 5. Parenting Behind Bars 6. Peace of Mind, Body, and Circumstances 7. Usefulness of a Useless Population 8. Why Not Give Them a Chance? Afterword
  • Social services & welfare, criminology
  • Crime & criminology
  • Penology & punishment
  • Offenders
  • Professional & Vocational
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