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Although halfway houses have been touted for years as affirmative rehabilitation locations that ready women for life in the outside world, in this remarkable case study Gail Caputo shows how these places reinforce patterns of control and abuse that reaffirm the dependency and victimization of the inmates. Based on observations made while living and working alongside women at a halfway house within the prison system in a city in the Northeast, Caputo’s analysis is anchored in the words and experiences of over a dozen women. Organized according to the progression of “levels” residents traverse during their time in the house, and the rules and behaviors associated with each level, Caputo offers a riveting look at what passes for “rehabilitation” and “reintegration” in such places, and delineates the many ways these women retain agency by resisting regulations designed to keep them in their place.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xx
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. 1. Residents
  2. pp. 25-44
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  1. 2. Blackout
  2. pp. 45-86
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  1. 3. Zero
  2. pp. 87-150
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  1. 4. C Level
  2. pp. 151-184
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  1. 5. B and A Levels
  2. pp. 185-210
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 211-228
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 229-234
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  1. References
  2. pp. 235-260
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 261-268
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781555538439
Related ISBN
9781555538415
MARC Record
OCLC
885292664
Pages
312
Launched on MUSE
2014-08-05
Language
English
Open Access
No
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