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Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women behind Bars

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Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women behind Bars

Carolyn Sufrin

Thousands of pregnant women pass through our nation's jails every year. What happens to them as they carry their pregnancies in a space of punishment? In this time when the public safety net is frayed, incarceration has become a central and racialized strategy for managing the poor. This book explores how jail has, paradoxically, become a place where women can find care. Focusing on the experiences of incarcerated pregnant women as well as on the practices of the jail guards ... Read more

 

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