Malign neglect or benign respect

Angela M. Moe, Kathleen J. Ferraro

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A central tenet of feminist criminological scholarship is the examination of women's experiences with crime and incarceration through their own narratives. Through semi-structured interviews with thirty jailed women, this article examines carceral conditions through the critical lens of the female inmate. Highlighted in this article is the availability and quality of health care in a detention center in Arizona. The findings indicate a contentious duality, exposing both heinous neglect and benign solicitude in the care delivered to jailed women. This duality is situated within the dismal health care system available to indigent women in the region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-80
Number of pages28
JournalWomen and Criminal Justice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 19 2003


  • Gender
  • Health care
  • Incarceration
  • Jail
  • Medical care
  • Mental health
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Law


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