2017 Prisoner Resource Guide

Prison Lives Almanac

Author: Prison Lives

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945877049


Page: N.A

View: 6463


The Prison Lives Almanac Resource Guide Edition is a one-of-a-kind one-stop comprehensive bridge to all of the information prisoners find useful. It is the ultimate tool prisoners need to successfully navigate the world of resources outside of their prison setting so that they can make the most fulfilling use of their time inside. Whether hoping to improve the mind, a legal situation, status with God, Allah, or the almighty prison spending account, or if you don't quite know what direction you want to take while trapped behind bars, The Prison Lives Almanac proves that life doesn't have to end or even stall with a prison sentence. With literally thousands of resources and valuable information, whatever a prisoner's motivation, however they want to spend your time, The Prison Lives Almanac is the ultimate resource. There's an entire world available to empower prisoners. There's no reason for you not to be a part of it. Thousands of listings, information, and resources! Over 4500 resources Over 2000 prisoner-friendly organizations Over 100 pages of legal listings, rights info & resources Over 50 pages of religious listings, rights info & resources Hundreds of reentry organizations Huge shopping guide for prisoner services Plus easy reference guides, prison contacts, calendars, FREE resources, and much more.

Trauma, Resilience, and Health Promotion in LGBT Patients

What Every Healthcare Provider Should Know

Author: Kristen L. Eckstrand,Jennifer Potter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319545094

Category: Medical

Page: 259

View: 5919


This book has two goals: to educate healthcare professionals about the effect of identity-based adversity on the health of their LGBT patients, and to outline how providers can use the clinical encounter to promote LGBT patients’ resilience in the face of adversity and thereby facilitate recovery. Toward this end, it addresses trauma in LGBT populations; factors that contribute to resilience both across the lifespan and in specific groups; and strategies for promoting resilience in clinical practice. Each chapter includes a case scenario with discussion questions and practice points that highlight critical clinical best practices. The editors and contributors are respected experts on the health of LGBT people, and the book will be a “first of its kind” resource for all clinicians who wish to become better educated about, and provide high quality healthcare to, their LGBT patients.

Partial Justice

Women, Prisons and Social Control

Author: Nicole Rafter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351500805

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 8710


Contemporary Research on crime, prisons, and social control has largely ignored women. Partial Justice, the only full-scale study of the origins and development of women's prisons in the United States, traces their evolution from the late eighteenth century to the present day. It shows that the character of penal treatment was involved in the very definition of womanhood for incarcerated women, a definition that varied by race and social class. Rafter traces the evolution of women's prisons, showing that it followed two markedly different models. Custodial institutions for women literally grew out of men's penitentiaries, starting from a separate room for women. Eventually women were housed in their own separate facilities-a development that ironically inaugurated a continuing history of inmate neglect. Then, later in the nineteenth century, women convicted of milder offenses, such as morals charges, were placed into a new kind of institution. The reformatory was a result of middle-class reform movements, and it attempted to rehabilitate to a degree unknown in men's prisons. Tracing regional and racial variations in these two branches of institutions over time, Rafter finds that the criminal justice system has historically meted out partial justice to female inmates. Women have benefited in neither case. Partial Justice draws in first-hand accounts, legislative documents, reports by investigatory commissions, and most importantly, the records of over 4,600 female prisoners taken from the original registers of five institutions. This second edition includes two new chapters that bring the story into the present day and discusses measures now being used to challenge the partial justice women have historically experienced.