Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Interrupted LifeExperiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Rickie Solinger and Rebecca Sharitz

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252493

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252493.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 06 July 2022

Women in Prison Project: Fact Sheets

Women in Prison Project: Fact Sheets

(p.264) 53 Women in Prison Project: Fact Sheets
Interrupted Life

Correctional Association of New York

University of California Press

This chapter presents a trio of “fact sheets” detailing some of the most horrible health challenges that plague incarcerated women—and that define the gruesome distance between American ideals and American practices in this domain. The facts relate to physical and/or sexual abuse in prison, HIV and hepatitis C, and substance abuse. For example, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that more than 37 percent of women in state prisons have been raped before their incarceration; some 14.2 percent of women in New York's prisons are HIV positive; in 2006, more than 38 percent of women sent to prison for drug offenses were convicted of B-level drug crimes.

Keywords:   HIV, fact sheets, incarcerated women, sexual abuse, hepatitis C, substance abuse, drug crimes

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.