Brief Adapting Custodial Practices to Reduce Trauma for Incarcerated Women: Executive Summary
Evelyn F. McCoy, Mel Langness, Jahnavi Jagannath, Janeen Buck Willison, Janine M. Zweig, Becki Ney, Wayne Choinski
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Without intentionally changing custodial practices to consider women’s histories of victimization and reduce further trauma, correctional facilities will continue to trigger, retraumatize, and harm the women in their custody. This executive summary contains information about how departments of corrections (DOCs) and women’s prisons adapt operational philosophies and custodial practices to reduce trauma and victimization. The summary outlines findings from the full report, which can be viewed here.

Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression
Tags Victims of crime Corrections Women and girls LGBTQ+ equity Sexual violence Sexual and reproductive health LGBTQ+ people and criminal justice LGBTQ+ rights and antidiscrimination Mass incarceration
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center
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