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Incarcerating Motherhood explores how initial short period in prisons can negatively impact mothers and their children. We have much yet to understand about the enduring harms caused by first time incarceration, especially for minimal time periods and for mothers with dependent children. With large numbers of female prisoners currently incarcerated for short periods in England and Wales (either on short sentences or remand), many of whom are primary caregivers, this book asks: what kind of impact does this imprisonment has on both parent and child in the long term? Based on original research, the experiences of sixteen mothers are presented to voice the material, physical and emotional consequences of short-term imprisonment. The book explores to what extent these mothers lose their sense of identity in a short space of time, whether this continues to affect them post-custody, and what level of support they are provided during and post-custody. This book also explores what bearing the initial separation and the care provided during the mother's absence will have on their children's lives, as well as whether the affects of imprisonment on the mother also increase the vulnerability of her children. Incarcerating Motherhood provides a platform for readers to hear how a 'short sharp shock' can cause enduring harms to an already vulnerable group in society and how even short-term imprisonment have long-lasting and multi-dimensional consequences.
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Part I: Providing the context; Chapter 1: Why women? Why mothers?; 1.1 Construction of motherhood; 1.2 Overview of the book; 1.2a Chapter overview; Notes; Chapter 2: Problematic use of short periods of incarceration; 2.1 Legislation on short periods of incarceration; 2.2 Use of restraint with women; 2.3 Problems with short periods of imprisonment; 2.3a Not required for public protection; 2.3b Inadequate level of support; 2.3c Lack of gender equality; 2.4 Concluding thoughts; Notes Chapter 3: Giving the unheard a voice3.1 Whose voices?; 3.2 Benefits of semi-structured interviews; 3.3 Methodological complexities; 3.4 Concluding thoughts; Notes; Chapter 4: Maternal pains of imprisonment; 4.1 Pains of imprisonment; 4.1a Deprivation of liberty; 4.1b Deprivation of goods and services; 4.1c Deprivation of heterosexual relationships; 4.1d Deprivation of autonomy; 4.1e Deprivation of security; 4.2 Pains of short periods of imprisonment; 4.2a Feelings of injustice; 4.2b Fear of the unknown; 4.2c Feelings of guilt; 4.3 Concluding thoughts; Notes; Part II: Material consequences Chapter 5: Finances5.1 Financial vulnerabilities; 5.2 Financial concerns in prison; 5.3 Problems post-custody; 5.4 Debbie's story and concluding thoughts; Notes; Chapter 6: Education and employment; 6.1 Education and employment opportunities in prison; 6.1a Post-custody employment concerns; 6.2 Challenges to post-custody education and employment; 6.3 Concluding thoughts; Notes; Chapter 7: Housing; 7.1 Lack of support for housing issues in custody; 7.2 Problems post-custody; 7.3 Donna's story; 7.4 Concluding thoughts; Notes; Part III: Consequences to health and wellbeing Chapter 8: Physical health8.1 Issues with prison healthcare; 8.2 Physical health post-custody; 8.3 Concluding thoughts; Notes; Chapter 9: Addictions; 9.1 Exposure and support in prison; 9.2 Post-custody experiences; 9.3 Concluding thoughts; Notes; Chapter 10: Psychological harm; 10.1 Pre-existing mental ill-health; 10.2 Erosion of mental health and maternal identity; 10.2a Anti-depressants; 10.2b Self-harm and suicide; 10.3 Retaining a maternal identity; 10.4 Enduring psychological harm; 10.4a Depression; 10.4b Other psychological harms; 10.5 Concluding thoughts; Notes Part IV: Forgotten victims of crimeChapter 11: Being mothered from a distance; 11.1 Level of disruption; 11.2 Effects of separation; 11.2a 'Internalised' adaption; 11.2b 'Externalised' adaption; 11.3 Concluding thoughts; Notes; Chapter 12: Pre-existing disadvantages; 12.1 Challenges to parenting; 12.2 Abuse; 12.3 Financial difficulties; 12.4 Mental ill-health; 12.5 Substance misuse; 12.6 Concluding thoughts; Notes; Chapter 13: Intensifying or minimising harm; 13.1 Handling of initial separation; 13.2 Preparation and pre-planning; 13.3 Caregiving arrangements; 13.3a The care system
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