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Maternal Imprisonment and Family Life: From the Caregiver's Perspective

Natalie Booth

Abstract

Exploring the untold experiences of family members and friends caring for the children of female prisoners in England and Wales, this book sheds light on the collateral damage that incarceration causes those who take over caregiving responsibilities for the children of female prisoners. Providing new qualitative research on the lived experiences of caregiving relatives, alongside theoretically informed and policy-relevant insights, the book shows the difficult and damaging consequences of the ‘family sentence’ they serve. Exploring the stigma, scarce statutory support and policy neglect they f ... More

Keywords: disenfranchised, children, female prisoners, incarceration, caregiving relatives, family sentence, justice system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447352297
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447352297.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Natalie Booth, author
Bath Spa University