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Introduction

Ronney Mourad and Dianne Guenin-Lelle

in The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841127
eISBN:
9780199919536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841127.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The introduction explores Guyon's reasons for not publishing the Prison Narratives along with the rest of her autobiography and shows how Guyon's early reputation among Protestants outside France was ... More


A Different Story: Recreation and Cinema in Women’s Prisons and Reformatories

Alison Griffiths

in Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231161060
eISBN:
9780231541565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161060.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 5: “A Different Story: Recreation and Cinema in Women’s Prisons and Reformatories” explores how women incarcerated in prisons and reformatories at the turn-of-the-last century first ... More


Reducing the Number of People in California’s Women’s Prisons: How “Gender-Responsive Prisons” Harm Women, Children, and Families

Californians United for a Responsible Budget

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0065
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In April 2007, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) published a report entitled Reducing the Number of People in California's Women's Prisons: How “Gender Responsive Prisons” Harm ... More


The Photographic City: A City Heading in the Opposite Direction

MAGALI TERCERO

in Mexico City through History and Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264461
eISBN:
9780191734625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264461.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter presents powerful images and accounts that chronicle contemporary urban life in Mexico. The images discussed were captured by the photographer Maya Goded. These photographs and ... More


The Grim Fortress: The Condemning of the Victorian Prison

Paul Rock

in Reconstructing a Women's Prison: The Holloway Redevelopment Project, 1968-88

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260950
eISBN:
9780191682179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260950.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter tries to reconstruct some critical parts of the decision to demolish the old Holloway prison, and it would be useful at the outset to give structural and political context to what was ... More


The Longtimers/Insiders Activist Group at Tutwiler Prison for Women

Erline Bibbs

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0060
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The author, an incarcerated woman, describes the kind of leadership that “experienced” incarcerated women in Alabama and Louisiana have been willing—and determined—to exercise in the interests of ... More


Alternatives: ATI in New York City

Alexandra Bell and Leche

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0084
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, the author narrates her encounter with a former prisoner named Leche, who at the time of writing is enrolled in an Alternative to Incarceration program. On her last bid in prison, ... More


In Search of Safety: Confronting Inequality in Women's Imprisonment

Barbara Owen, James Wells, and Joycelyn Pollock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288713
eISBN:
9780520963566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288713.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Based on extensive mixed-methods data, this book examines gendered violence and conflict in women’s prisons. Conflict and violence in the prison are located in intersectional inequalities and ... More


Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Alison Griffiths

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231161060
eISBN:
9780231541565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161060.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A groundbreaking contribution to the study of nontheatrical film exhibition, Carceral Fantasies tells the little-known story of how cinema found a home in the U.S. penitentiary system and how the ... More


Printing Abolition: The Transformative Power of Women’s Prison Newsletters

Emily L. Thuma

in All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042331
eISBN:
9780252051173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042331.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 3 analyzes women’s prison newsletters as a feminist counterpublic that enabled incarcerated women to communicate with one another and with anticarceral feminist activists in the “free world.” ... More


Diagnosing Institutional Violence: Forging Alliances against the “Prison/Psychiatric State”

Emily L. Thuma

in All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042331
eISBN:
9780252051173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042331.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 2 examines the resistance of women prisoners and their supporters’ opposition to the use of medicalized behavior-modification regimes in prisons during the 1970s. The Coalition to Stop ... More


“I lived that book!”: Reading behind Bars

Megan Sweeney

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0035
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The draconian political climate in the United States has contributed to an evisceration of prison libraries and a substantial reduction in the educational and rehabilitative programs in prisons. ... More


Life on the Outside—of What?

Alfreda Robinson-Dawkins

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0075
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, the author recalls the time she was in prison for nine and a half years for a drug conspiracy. She feels like her life has been interrupted, and now she seeks some semblance of ... More


The Pedagogy of the Spiral: Intimacy and Captivity in a Women’s Prison

Marisa Belausteguigoitia Rius

in The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our Time

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154499
eISBN:
9780231520843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154499.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores pedagogical activities that foster intimacy—that is, attachment, communication, intersubjectivity—in imprisoned spaces by focusing on the collective storytelling made possible ... More


To Set the Captives Free: Self-help Reading Practices

Megan Sweeney

in Reading Is My Window: Books and the Art of Reading in Women's Prisons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833520
eISBN:
9781469604367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898352_sweeney.10
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter shows that narratives of self-improvement and religious transformation have largely replaced narratives of political transformation in women's prisons. This reflects a broader cultural ... More


HBO Latin America Effect: Capadocia (HBO/Argos, 2008–14)

Paul Julian Smith

in Dramatized Societies: Quality Television in Spain and Mexico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383247
eISBN:
9781786944054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383247.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Chapter 8 treats HBO Latin America’s first series to be made in Mexico. The chapter asks how the “HBO effect,” a paradigm of quality TV that is fully documented in the US, is transformed in a new ... More


‘The world cannot be governed with a Bible in the hand’: Prosecution Policies and Their Background

Lotte van de Pol

in The Burgher and the Whore: Prostitution in Early Modern Amsterdam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199211401
eISBN:
9780191725142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211401.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the relationship between changing attitudes and legislation toward prostitution and policing in Amsterdam from the middle ages through the eighteenth century, and traces the ... More


Education in Prison Reform

Robert A. Ferguson

in Metamorphosis: How to Transform Punishment in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300230833
eISBN:
9780300235296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230833.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on how advances in education are the ultimate source of improvement, and how it will require a many-tiered coordinated program. Empirical study shows that education makes all the ... More


Being about It: Reflections on Advocacy after Incarceration

Martha L. Raimon, Luz Alvarez, Sunshine Brooks, Casey Deas, and Lorrayne Patterson

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0081
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The author, a legal services lawyer, describes in this chapter her work with formerly incarcerated women in two advocacy programs at the Women's Prison Association and Home (WPA) and at the Women in ... More


All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

Emily L. Thuma

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042331
eISBN:
9780252051173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042331.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence is a history of grassroots activism by, for, and about incarcerated domestic violence survivors, criminalized rape resisters, ... More


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