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The Resource War on the family : mothers in prison and the families they leave behind, Renny Golden

War on the family : mothers in prison and the families they leave behind, Renny Golden

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War on the family : mothers in prison and the families they leave behind
Title
War on the family
Title remainder
mothers in prison and the families they leave behind
Statement of responsibility
Renny Golden
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When most people think of prisoners, they think of men. Yet women are the fastest growing prison population. Perhaps more surprising, some 75% of women behind bars are mothers. Each year these mothers leave behind 350,000 children under the age of 18. More than half of mothers in state prisons never see their children during their incarceration. In The War on the Family, noted social rights activist Renny Golden shows that as a direct result of President Ronald Reagan's administration's War On Drugs campaign, the rates of women in prison have skyrocketed, leading to the unintended destruction of the family. Through her interviews inside prisons across the country, Golden identifies the risks and needs of these imprisoned mothers and their children, the obstacles communities face in successfully helping these families, and the implications current judicial policies--like mandatory sentencing and lack of drug treatment programs--pose for women, children, families, and the communities in which we live
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Golden, Renny
Dewey number
362.82/95/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8886.U5
LC item number
G65 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoners' families
  • Women prisoners
  • Women prisoners
  • Children of women prisoners
  • Familles de prisonniers
  • Prisonnières
  • Prisonnières
  • Enfants de prisonnières
  • Children of women prisoners
  • Prisoners' families
  • Women prisoners
  • Women prisoners
  • United States
  • Kind
  • Weibliche Gefangene
  • Familie
  • USA
Label
War on the family : mothers in prison and the families they leave behind, Renny Golden
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Collateral damage in the war on drugs -- Joanetta's world -- Lost childhood : a family narrative -- Family narratives of survival and sorrow : Bell, Melvanie, Nadia, and Louella -- Expendable bodies, racialized policies -- Incarceration : theater of terror -- Teen mothers and the infants who saved them -- Children in the other America -- Gonna rise : Pam's story -- Eye on the prize : theorizing change -- What is to be done in the meantime? -- Beating the odds -- Addendum: Support programs for families of incarcerated mothers
Control code
ocm58986382
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 190 pages
Isbn
9780415946711
Lccn
2005008802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o58986382
  • (OCoLC)58986382
Label
War on the family : mothers in prison and the families they leave behind, Renny Golden
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Collateral damage in the war on drugs -- Joanetta's world -- Lost childhood : a family narrative -- Family narratives of survival and sorrow : Bell, Melvanie, Nadia, and Louella -- Expendable bodies, racialized policies -- Incarceration : theater of terror -- Teen mothers and the infants who saved them -- Children in the other America -- Gonna rise : Pam's story -- Eye on the prize : theorizing change -- What is to be done in the meantime? -- Beating the odds -- Addendum: Support programs for families of incarcerated mothers
Control code
ocm58986382
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 190 pages
Isbn
9780415946711
Lccn
2005008802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o58986382
  • (OCoLC)58986382

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