Chapter 12. Incarceration of Women. Incarceration of Women. Women: Forgotten Offenders Historical Perspective The Incarceration of Women in the United States The Reformatory Movement The Post-World War II Years Women in Prison Characteristics of Women in Prison
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Incarceration of Women
END of reformatory movement
“ran its course” by 1935; no new correctional models
1st female-run prison for women
run for women, by women
West Virginia, 1927
1st federal prison for women.
Mary Belle Harris, warden
House of Shelter
Detroit, post civil war
1st reformatory for women.
run by Zebulon Brockway
Women’s Prison Asso.
New York, 1844
created to improve treatment of & separate females from male inmates
1780 - 1845
1st to press for reform in treatment of women & children
less committed to inmate code
inmate-staff relations less structured
less developed underground economy
less physical violence