Women Inmates' Accounts of Education in Queensland Corrections

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Farrell, Ann, Danby, Susan, Skoien, Petra and Quadrelli, Carol. 2001. "Women Inmates' Accounts of Education in Queensland Corrections." Australia and New Zealand Journal of Law and Education. 6 (1 & 2), pp. 47-61.
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Women Inmates' Accounts of Education in Queensland Corrections

ERA Journal ID35411
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsFarrell, Ann (Author), Danby, Susan (Author), Skoien, Petra (Author) and Quadrelli, Carol (Author)
Journal TitleAustralia and New Zealand Journal of Law and Education
International Journal of Law and Education
Journal Citation6 (1 & 2), pp. 47-61
Number of Pages15
Year2001
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1327-7634
1836-9030
Abstract

This paper reports on research with women inmates undertaking prison education in two Queensland correctional facilities: Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre and Helena Jones Community Corrections Centre. This study investigated inmate women's accounts of education using interview data. The research found that women's involvement in prison education identified institutional and cultural limitations concerning women's access to, and participation in, prison education programs. These accounts attested variously to the embeddedness of their educational experiences within these constraints. This work recommends, as a research policy imperative, changes to structural and cultural dimensions of prison education to support women inmates' educational access and experiences.

KeywordsQueensland; Correctional facilities; education; women
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
440202. Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation
440203. Courts and sentencing
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Byline AffiliationsQueensland University of Technology
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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