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The Ex-Prisoner's Dilemma : How Women Negotiate Competing Narratives of Reentry and Desistance - Andrea M. Leverentz

The Ex-Prisoner's Dilemma

How Women Negotiate Competing Narratives of Reentry and Desistance

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Drawing on repeated interviews with forty-nine women newly released from prison, Leverentz explores the conflicting messages these women receive about who they are and who they should be—from prison staff, workers at halfway houses and drug treatment programs, family members, and friends.  These messages, she shows, shape the narratives the women create to explain their past records and guide their future behavior.

ISBN: 9780813562292
ISBN-10: 0813562295
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 20th March 2014