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NCJ Number: 148119 Find in a Library
Author(s): L Somander
Corporate Author: Swedish Prison and Probation Admin
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Swedish Prison and Probation Admin
SE-601 80 Norrkoping, Sweden
Publication Number: 9171
Sale Source: Swedish Prison and Probation Admin
SE-601 80 Norrkoping,
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Sweden
Annotation: The Swedish Prison and Probation Administration conducted this study to determine various attitudes and special needs of female inmates.
Abstract: Replies to a 49-item questionnaire were obtained from 119 female inmates housed in several types of prisons. The findings showed that property and drug offenses accounted for 63 percent of the crimes committed by these female inmates. Many of the women smoked and 58 respondents believed they had a drug abuse problem. Of these, 35 wanted help from the prison for their drug dependence. Occupational activities in which the women engaged while incarcerated included work, study, and leisure. The women assessed their prison experience in terms of incidents of harassment, threats, and violence, and the facilities' general social climate. Other topics addressed by the survey included the women's previous experience of imprisonment and issues related to children of female inmates.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Female inmates; Statistics; Sweden
Note: Research Paper No. 4.
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