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Gender Responsive Disciplinary and Sanction Policy Guide for Women's Facilities

Gender Responsive Disciplinary and Sanction Policy Guide for Women's Facilities

Benedict, Alyssa. “Gender Responsive Disciplinary and Sanction Policy Guide for Women’s Facilities.” Edited by Becki Ney and Rachelle Ramirez. National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women, 2015. https://cjinvolvedwomen.org/discipline-guide/

“The Guide is designed to assist corrections professionals in revising discipline and sanctions policies and practices to more effectively manage women inmates, and create safer facilities for staff and inmates. It builds on a growing body of research and practice that supports an approach to discipline and sanctions tailored to women inmates. It also provides a synopsis of American Correctional Association (ACA) standards, and case law relevant to discipline and sanctions policies and practices for women.”

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Keywords: vulnerable populations, women in segregation, conditions of confinement, disciplinary segregation, women in prison