Date of Award
Master of Public Policy and Management (PPM)
Public Policy and Management
Gender-responsive policies, criminal justice, Maine, Muskie School of Public Service
The purpose of this study was to give a voice to Maine’s incarcerated women and potentially influence the ongoing policy revision process in Maine. The researcher conducted 3 focus groups with 18 residents of the Women’s Center- a gender-responsive facility that houses about 70 to 80 incarcerated women at the Maine Correctional Facility in Windham, ME. The perspectives of the participants varied, however, the findings of the study were largely in line with the literature guidelines for gender-responsive policies and practices.
Foley, Jillian, "What Incarcerated Women at the Women’s Center Say They Need from the Criminal Justice System" (2012). Muskie School Capstones and Dissertations. 125.