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WGST 3550 Prison Abolition: History, Theory and Practice: Week 4: The Myth of the Gender-Responsive Prison

Prof. Nadja Eisenberg-Guyot

Week 4:

The Myth of the Gender-Responsive Prison

Week 4: Listen

Lecture 4: Women’s Prisons and the False Promise of Prison Reform

Week 4: Watch

Content warning: Both of these videos include descriptions and images of racist and sexist violence against Black women and other women of color.


Citation: [Barnard Center for Research on Women] (2018, Jul. 31) Andrea Ritchie: Invisible No More Lecture (23:27). Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/-DVdyEo5Wzs


Citation: [Miami Herald] (2015, Dec. 13) Beyond Punishment: Abuse and neglect in nation's biggest women's prison (10:02). Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/DNfsgiJFZrY

Week 4: Read

Week 4: Record

What is wrong with the idea of “gender-responsive” prisons?
Due: 9/20/2020

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