Women and Incarceration

This elective course will afford students the opportunity to participate in service learning and health education in the Philadelphia prison system, in particular to incarcerated women.  Students will explore the social and historical framework and trends in the incarceration of women and the health status of incarcerated women.  During seminar discussions with experts in the criminal justice system and with staff and inmates at Riverside, the Philadelphia women's jail, students will explore the health, health care and health care needs of incarcerated women and identify specific areas in need of attention, especially with regard to health education.  In collaboration with Philadelphia jail staff and female inmates, students will design and implement
a health education project.

R 4:30-6:30


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The Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania

The Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women

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