Rethinking Reintegration: Women and Parole

Kelly Hannah-Moffat, University of Toronto at Missisauga

Based on interviews and analysis of recent Canadian National Parole Board decisions, I argue that we need to reassess our approaches to the reintegration of women in prison. Rather than the traditional focus on recidivism, this paper examines the factors that are seen to contribute the "successful" reintegration of women parolees. It challenges some of the taken for granted assumptions implicit in parole and reintegration policies.

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