The women Annette met in prison had no chance. young kids and no support, or maybe it happened because they went from one bad relationship to the next. Kim Shayo Buchanan∗. In the United States, sexual abuse by guards in women's prisons is .. to protect women against family and relationship violence Part I.A of this Article demon- HUM. RTS. L. REV. 1, 27 (); Barbara Holden-. Feb 12, The insult makes perfect sense to Holden, a line drawn in the sand between those who can appreciate a girl's checkers technique and those.
Thirty-three computer stations were available and research assistants were on-site to assist participants as needed. On average, subjects completed the survey within 60 minutes. Data were collected from June through August Among the 3, male respondents, No statistically significant differences were found between the sample and the eligible population in terms of age, race, or ethnicity.
For all variables used in this analysis, missing data is less than 2. Missing data are treated as missing completely at random MCAR and all percentages are based on valid numbers.
Two variables were constructed for the offense leading to the current incarceration. Time in prison since age 18 was measured in years. Six binary trauma variables were constructed: For each type of trauma, one measured trauma exposure as a minor younger than age 18 and the other for trauma as an adult 18 and older.
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Depression data were collected from two question types; one focusing on treatment and the other focused on symptoms. The treatment question was: The four symptom questions asked: The depression symptom variable was the sum of the responses to these questions that were coded as follows: Anxiety data were collected from two question types; one focusing on treatment and the other focused on symptoms.
The three symptom questions asked: The anxiety symptom variable was the sum of the responses to these questions that were coded as follows: Substance abuse data were collected from questions focusing on treatment and symptoms.
The aggression scale includes 12 questions and the response options are: Hopelessness was measured using The Beck Hopelessness Scale BHS [ 36 ], a widely used and psychometrically sound measure of hopelessness [ 37 ]. The BHS is psychometrically sound with several studies [ 3839 ] supporting the reliability and validity of the measure [ 40 ]. Weighting Weights were constructed to adjust the sampled population to the full population for different probabilities of selection due to different response rates among facilities and non-response bias.
Final weights were rescaled to reflect the actual sample size. Weighted and un-weighted analyses were conducted and because the results were similar, only weighted results are presented. Descriptive Analysis Mean and percentages were estimated based on weighted valid numbers. Respondents were classified into groups according to race and behavioral treatment status. Three trauma groups were identified: These groups were compared by demographic characteristics and behavioral health treatment while incarcerated.
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The overlap of the confidence intervals between comparison groups suggests that the null hypothesis that the means or proportions are the same between comparison groups at significance level of 0.
Missing Data The loss of information from missing data was small; each variable used in the analysis had a relatively small number of missing data range: This approach to handling missing values resulted in all the regression models having the same observations and facilitates cross-model comparisons. Hierarchical Generalized Linear Model The sample of inmates in the adult male prisons is nested within facility requiring that we account for the dependence among inmates within the same facility.
Not adjusting for the dependence among observations would underestimate the standard error, inflating the significance of the estimators. The hierarchical generalized linear HLM model adjusts for the clustering within the sample by treating the facility effect as random.
Two types of models are estimated. For the binary dependent variables depression treatment, anxiety treatment, and substance use treatmentthe appropriate model is hierarchical generalized linear model with a logit link function.
For the continuous dependent variables depression symptoms, anxiety symptoms, substance use symptoms, interpersonal problems, self-regulation problems, aggression, and hopelessnessHLM without a link function is appropriate. In our preliminary analysis, the level-1 predictors tended to have similar impacts on the outcome variables across facilities.
Maria decided to keep her homosexuality a secret behind bars, for fear of abuse from fellow inmates and guards. She neither saw nor participated in any sexual activity while incarcerated. In prison, God forbid it gets used against you You never know who's going to be homophobic or violent.
But female inmates' experiences varied drastically depending on what kind of prisons they were in. Chandra Bozelko, the year-old blogger behind the site Prison Diarieshad a very different experience from Piper's in a Connecticut high-security women's prison from to Since Connecticut has only one women's prison, York Correctional Facilityit has a mix of cells and dorms, the latter of which look more like the set in OITNB, but more crowded.
There's a lot of domestic violence between female partners," Sally said. Then they fight and brutalize each other Their intimate relationship continued through letter-writing even after Sally was released. Elsa was eventually deported to crime-riddled El Salvador, which she had previously told Sally was a dangerous place for her. It's because of the institution. Participants who did not mention the aforementioned perspectives toward incarceration may have different opinions about prison as a place or institution for motivating or changing risky behavior.
Although there were no significant demographic differences, it is noted that fewer black women spontaneously discussed their incarceration. It is possible that black incarcerated women might have less positive views of prison than white women. Future research could further probe diverse populations of incarcerated women on their perceptions of prison as a motivator of behavior change.
There are a number of limitations to this study. With regard to the generalizability of the study findings, we recruited current and former women prisoners who were HIV-negative and serving served less than a month sentence. This was done because the principal purpose of the formative research was to adapt an evidence-based behavioral HIV prevention intervention Project SAFE for a new population, incarcerated women.
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By excluding HIV positive women and those serving longer sentences, we may have missed different perspectives on why these women engaged in risky behavior and how their prison experience could impact future behaviors. The current and former women prisoners in our sample were incarcerated in correctional facilities in North Carolina.
It is possible that many of the themes identified in the interviews may only pertain to the lives of incarcerated women in North Carolina and may not be generalizable to women prisoners in other jurisdictions. Lastly, former prisoners who participated in this study were recruited from earlier studies or referred from other projects led by the principal investigator.
While their responses might not be representative of the incarcerated female population at large, their identification of facilitators and barriers to behavior change consistent with current prisoners suggests candor in their views during the interviews. Each of these limitations could be addressed in future research studies.
Aspects of incarceration that can provide motivation for behavior change despite the stress and hardship associated with prison are detailed.
Such programs can facilitate a successful transition into stable and healthy lives post-release by recognizing that incarceration can be a unique time for women to identify various stressors impacting their lives and reflect on how they can address and overcome them. The findings of this study also suggest that incarcerated women may benefit from programs that attend to their unmet needs. Our participants particularly advocated for education and job training to combat post-release incarceration stigma, housing assistance to help them stabilize their lives post-release, and mental health services to help them recover from prior trauma.
These areas have been previously documented as not being adequately addressed in the justice system Carlson et al. Studies such as these can facilitate a better understanding of the lives of incarcerated women over time and inform the provision of the most effective prevention services for this vulnerable population. The findings and conclusions in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Herbst obtained his Ph. Herbst was employed at the National Institute on Aging NIA in Baltimore, Maryland from to where he conducted basic and applied research on individual differences in personality processes and traits. Carry obtained her Ph. Herbst, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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