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Malign Neglect or Benign Respect: Women's Health Care in a Carceral Setting
Women & Criminal Justice (2003)
  • Angela M. Moe, Western Michigan University
  • Kathleen J. Ferraro, Arizona State University
A central tenet of feminist criminological scholarship is the examination of women's experiences with crime and incarceration through their own narratives. Through semi-structured interviews with thirty jailed women, this article examines carceral conditions through the critical lens of the female inmate. Highlighted in this article is the availability and quality of health care in a detention center in Arizona. The findings indicate a contentious duality, exposing both heinous neglect and benign solicitude in the care delivered to jailed women. This duality is situated within the dismal health care system available to indigent women in the region.
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Angela M. Moe and Kathleen J. Ferraro. "Malign Neglect or Benign Respect: Women's Health Care in a Carceral Setting" Women & Criminal Justice Vol. 14 Iss. 4 (2003)
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