The Case Against Coed Corrections

James G. Houston, Grand Valley State University

As the numbers of women in prison continue to grow, there are a number of issues to consider in regard to custody, care, and control of women inmates. One solution to the growing numbers of women inmates is the coed prison. This paper draws upon the literature and personal experiences to illustrate why this is not a good solution. Problems, issues, and possible solutions are discussed.

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Updated 05/20/2006