Too few to matter - Institutional inertia in the prisoning of women in Québec and Canada

Papier : 34,00 $

ISBN : 9782766300914

Code Prologue : K0091

In 2010, Correctional Service Canada closed two decrepit prisons designated for men. Hoping to reduce prison overcrowding, the Québec government rented one of them—the Leclerc prison—and transferred approximately 250 male prisoners serving a provincial sentence. One year later, Québec closed its main provincial prison designated for women, and swiftly transferred the women to the Leclerc prison where men were housed. At Leclerc, women endured dehumanizing conditions condemned by scholars, advocacy groups, and the media as violations of basic human rights. Challenging living conditions enduring at the Leclerc prison suggest that women's imprisonment is resisting significant change despite studies and governmental inquiries since the middle of the 19th century having documented the dire situation, and the specific needs of imprisoned women in Canada. This book proposes a critical rereading of women's penal history in Canada and argues that policies and practices regarding women's prisoning are path dependent and tend to follow a locked-in trajectory.

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Titre : Too few to matter - Institutional inertia in the prisoning of women in Québec and Canada
Éditeur :
PUL - livre canadien
Auteur : Martel, Joane
Collection : Hors-collection
Catégorie : Sociologie
Langue : Anglais
Type : Broché
Statut : À paraître
Nombre de pages : 190
Date de publication : 2023/10/18
ISBN : 9782766300914
Code Prologue : K0091
Code à barres : 9782766300914
Prix papier : 34,00 $