Introduction (Editorial)

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Taylor & Francis
This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book examines the reentry process for a special group of offenders: females. It discusses how lack of dependable transportation—an issue experienced by a large majority of female offenders due to low income and geographic barriers—affects the ability to gain employment, attend required meetings and treatments, and other daily life affiliations. The book addresses the physical needs specifically affiliated with the female and how lack of medical treatment during incarceration, and living in an unhealthy environment, can negatively impact health after release. It explains an issue unique to females: reproductive and gynecological needs. The book also discusses the difficulty maintaining family bonds during incarceration due to visitations issues and placement of children, and the challenges females meet when attempting to reunite with family members and children during reentry.
Carter, L.M., & Marcum, C.D. (Eds.). (2017). Female Offenders and Reentry: Pathways and Barriers to Returning to Society (1st ed.). Routledge.