Sentencing and release practices for women to SCI Muncy 1957-58 and 1971-73
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Published by Pennsylvania Program for Women and Girl Offenders, 1975. in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • State Correctional Institution for Women Offenders, Muncy, Pa.,
  • Female offenders -- Pennsylvania -- Muncy,
  • Prison sentences -- Pennsylvania -- Muncy

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesRelease practices for women committed to SCI Muncy
Statementby Nancy Fairbank Renner.
ContributionsPennsylvania Program for Women and Girl Offenders
LC ClassificationsHV9481M82 S737
The Physical Object
Pagination122 p. in various pagings :
Number of Pages122
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20680261M

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The federal female prison population has been rising at twice the rate of growth for men, skyrocketing f women in back in to more than , women in Women are less likely. changes in the incarceration of women, including the development of separate institutions for women. The Indiana Women’s Prison is identified as the first stand-alone female prison in the United States. It was also the first maximum-security prison for women. At the time of its opening in , IWP housed. 16 women (Schadee, ). In the last 25 years, the number of women and girls caught in the criminal justice system has skyrocketed; many have been swept up in the War on Drugs and subject to increasingly punitive sentencing policies for nonviolent offenders. There are now more than , women behind bars and more than one million on probation and parole. Many of these women struggle with substance abuse, . women takes the place of alternatives to prison (Daly ). “Gender-blind” mandatory sentencing statutes, particularly for drug law violations, contribute to the rising numbers of women in prison. This is what Lahey () calls “equality with a vengeance.” Under the male model of .

Since the peak of feminist criminal justice scholarship in the s, the place of women in the criminal justice system has arguably slipped down the agenda and the authors of this collection draw on original research to make the compelling case for a swift remedy to this.   DeSales St, NW 8th Floor Washington, D.C. (fax) [email protected] Tenth St. NW, Suite , Washington, DC • Tel. † Fax † WOMEN IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: MOTHERS IN PRISON Over million children have a parent in prison,1 more than million children have a parent under correctional supervision,2 and more than one in five of these children is under five years old.3 Among.   We express our concern for Pennsylvania death row inmates Carol King (OC ) Michelle Tharp (OF ) and Shonda Walter (OJ ) housed at SCI Muncy. The women have been moved recently, to another pod which houses the disciplinary inmates, which is causing the women an unbearable amount of stress and upset.