ERIC Number: ED203269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Is There a Way Out? A Community Study of Women in the San Francisco County Jail.
Lewis, Diane K.; Bresler, Laura
Ideological and institutional barriers in society impinge on women offenders both while incarcerated and when attempting to obtain a job or training on release. A community studies approach investigated the effectiveness of service programs available to female misdemeanants both in the jail and in the community. Interviews, observations, discussions, and questionnaires were used to collect information from imprisoned women (N=68), prison staff, and community agencies. Data indicated that in jail women were inactive and "warehoused" at a considerable distance from the community, with little attention to the problems faced upon release. A review of community resources indicated that relatively few served female ex-prisoners. Findings suggest that a need for adequate transitional services and educational and vocational counseling exists. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: California (San Francisco)