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NCJ Number: 169343 Find in a Library
Title: Vision Beyond Survival: A Resource Guide for Incarcerated Women
Corporate Author: National Women's Law Ctr
United States of America
Editor(s): V B Smith; C Dailard
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 191
Sponsoring Agency: National Women's Law Ctr
Washington, DC 20036
Sale Source: National Women's Law Ctr
11 Dupont Circle NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual presents legal and practical information for use by female inmates in the District of Columbia Department of Corrections.
Abstract: The information and guidelines are based on a 12-week educational program designed to assist female inmates in interacting with the courts, social services, the correctional system, and each other. The manual is divided into five major sections. The section on dealing with the prison system addresses communication with the outside, sentence computation, religious practice, sexual harassment and sexual abuse, disciplinary reports, and dispute resolution. The section on community transitions focuses on furloughs, escorted trips, the parole process, and halfway houses. The section on maintaining family ties discusses child custody concerns for incarcerated women and the process involved in filing for divorce. The section on health discusses general medical care, pap smears and breast examinations, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, and obtaining help for drug addiction and alcoholism. The final section describes community resources, including public benefits, housing, job training referral sources, education and literacy training programs, and drug treatment programs. Checklists and addresses and telephone numbers of community resources
Main Term(s): Women's correctional institutions
Index Term(s): Corrections management; District of Columbia; Families of inmates; Female inmates; Inmate discipline; Inmate health care; Inmate organizations; Inmate social programs; Inmate treatment; Prisoner's rights
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