CfP: Women in Prison (Edited Collection); DL: 15.10.2015

Co-editors: Erica Rhodes Hayden, Ph.D. and Theresa Jach, Ph.D. Seeking submissions for a collection of essays on the topic of women in prison to be proposed to Lexington Books.

Abstracts due: October 15, 2015

Historically, women incarcerated in prison, jails, and reformatories accounted for a small number of inmates across the United States. Early on, they were often held in prisons alongside men and faced neglect, exploitation, and poor living conditions. Various attempts to reform them, ranging from moral instruction and education to domestic training, faced opposition at times from state officials, prison employees, and even male prison reformers. Due to the consistent small populations and relative neglect the women often faced, their experiences in prison have been understudied. Read more and source … (Web)