New Article–”Doing Time in Detention Home: Gendered Punishment Regimes in Youth Jails”

“Doing Time in Detention Home: Gendered Punishment Regimes in Youth Jails”, Brian Bilsky and Meda Chesney-Lind, in Razor Wire Women: Prisoners, Activists, Scholars, and Artists (Suny Series in Women, Crime, and Criminology)

From the conclusion:

“In the facility, it is clear that youth in detention in Hawaii are systematically exposed to punitive gender regimes despite official facility policies to the contrary. Harsh punishment over mostly trivial matters is particularly acute on the girls’ “side” where facility structure and practices insist on domestic duties and hours of boredom sittingon the floor often with no access to reading material. Girls are frequently subjected to long hours of isolation and work detail for extremely minor infractions, often growing out of these institutional requirements for silence and inactivity.”

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