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'We're Being Released to a Jungle': The State of Prisoner Reentry and the Resilience of Women of Color
Congratulations to Janet Garcia-Hallett on her latest publication in The Prison Journal's special issue Race as a Carceral Terrain: Black Lives Matter Meets Reentry: "'We're Being Released to a Jungle": The State of Prisoner Reentry and the Resilience of Women of Color".
Abstract: The punitive carceral system is expected to tame people of color into docile bodies through their imprisonment. Furthermore, the oppressive and punitive U.S. context embodies patriarchy and injustice in which women of color endure unique obstacles at the intersection of race and gender. Given the power structures built to destabilize women of color before and after incarceration, this study uses interview data to examine their perseverance through carceral systems. The findings illustrate how oppressive regimes shape postincarceration obstacles and explore how women of color combat social-structural inequalities after incarceration.