Women offenders

Women offenders

Women at the margins: neglect, punishment, and resistance

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Josefina Figueira-McDonough (ed.)
Rosemary C. Sarri (ed.)
Publisher: 
The Haworth Press
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Binghamton, NY

Addresses the barriers that isolate marginalized women from the mainstream, strip them from citizenship and render them expendable.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0560239727
POVR.W66 2002
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Incarcerated women and depression: a primer for the primary care provider

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Tracy D. Gunter
Publisher: 
JAMWA: Journal of the American Medical Women's Association
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Alexandria, VA

Focuses on the role of the community-based primary care provider in assessing, diagnosing, and treating depressed female offenders confined in prisons.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 00988421 (print)
ISSN 15518221 (online)

Elizabeth Fry Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Represents and fosters the community's interest and responsibility to women who are in conflict with the law. Facilitates the empowerment of women and to address the reasons why women come into conflict with the law.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(709) 753-0220
Fax Number: 
(709) 753-3817

Elizabeth Fry Society of Saint John

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Represents and fosters the community's interest and responsibility to women who are in conflict with the law. Facilitates the empowerment of women and to address the reasons why women come into conflict with the law.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(506) 635-8851
Fax Number: 
(506) 635-8851
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 23012
City: 
Saint John
Province: 
New Brunswick
Postal/ZIP Code: 
E2J 4M1

Elizabeth Fry Society of Cape Breton

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Represents and fosters the community's interest and responsibility to women who are in conflict with the law. Facilitates the empowerment of women and to address the reasons why women come into conflict with the law.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(902) 539-6165
Secondary Telephone: 
(902) 539-0290
Fax Number: 
(902) 539-2526
Street Address: 
106 Townsend Street
City: 
Sydney
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B1P 5E1

Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Represents and fosters the community's interest and responsibility to women who are in conflict with the law. Facilitates the empowerment of women and to address the reasons why women come into conflict with the law.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(902) 454-5041
Email Address: 
efrymain@ns.sympatico.ca
Fax Number: 
(902) 455-5913
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-877-619-1354
Street Address: 
Bloomfield Centre, 2786 Agricola Street, Suite 217
City: 
Halifax
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B3K 4E1

Elizabeth Fry Society of New Brunswick

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Represents and fosters the community's interest and responsibility to women who are in conflict with the law. Facilitates the empowerment of women and to address the reasons why women come into conflict with the law.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(506) 855-7781
Fax Number: 
(506) 855-1739
Street Address: 
39 McDouggall Ave
City: 
Moncton
Province: 
New Brunswick
Postal/ZIP Code: 
E1C 6B1

Federally sentenced women with mental disabilities: a dark corner in Canadian human rights

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Yvonne Peters
Publisher: 
DisAbled Women's Action Network Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Discusses issues of human rights law and federal legislation in relation to federally sentenced women (FSW) with mental disabilities. Concludes with recommendations for the improvement of mental health services for FSW.

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Pet facilitated therapy in correctional institutions

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Correctional Services of Canada, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Women
Publisher: 
Correctional Services of Canada, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Women
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reviews the available literature on the therapeutic and vocational benefits of pet facilitated therapy (PFT) in correctional institutions. Defines PFT, gives a background overview of PFT programs in several types of institutions, offers a discussion on the therapeutic and vocational aspects of pets in institutional settings, as well as explores the various issues involved when implementing PFT programs such as planning, objectives, ethics, and funding. Concludes that PFT programs benefit inmates, the animals, staff, and the citizens in the community.

Profile of incarcerated women offenders: September 1999

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English
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Online
Author: 
Correctional Services of Canada
Publisher: 
Correctional Services of Canada
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Profiles incarcerated women by age, marital status, race, offence committed, length of sentence, and previous incarceration in 1999 in table format. Highlighted findings include: 52.3% of this population falls into the younger age category (20-34), approximately two-thirds (65.8%) are single, Caucasian offenders represent over half (57.7%) of the total number of incarcerated women offenders, and a vast majority (85.9%) have not previously been incarcerated on a federal sentence.

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