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Interrupted LifeExperiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States$
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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

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Women in Prison Project: Fact Sheets

Women in Prison Project: Fact Sheets

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(p.264) 53 Women in Prison Project: Fact Sheets
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Interrupted Life
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Correctional Association of New York

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0054

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

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