Coping with Separation: Adaptive Responses of Women Prisoners
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Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Women & Criminal Justice
This study is a descriptive analysis of the adaptation responses of inmates at a correctional institution for women located in the midwest of the United States. Data for the study were collected and analyzed using a qualitative methodological approach. This investigation extends the literature on women prisoners by examining the inmates' perceptions of the deprivations of incarceration; how inmates respond to the deprivations of incarceration; and the impact that relationships outside of prison has on the inmates' response to incarceration.