Date of Award
Master of Science in Criminal Justice
While the overall prison population has experienced an unprecedented growth period over the past thirty years, no segment has grown at a faster rate than the female population. Since the majority of female inmates in this country are mothers, it is imperative that the corrections system addresses the unique needs of this subset. This thesis investigates problems women face during the pregnancy period, while in labor and delivery, while their progenies are infants, children and adolescents and reunification issues during the parole period.
Bloom, Susan, "The corrections system must make more accommodations for the needs of motherhood during incarceration and the parole period" (2014). Theses & Dissertations. 42.