Women Inmates' Accounts of Education in Queensland Corrections

Farrell, Ann and Danby, Susan and Skoien, Petra and Quadrelli, Carol ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7821-1690 (2001) Women Inmates' Accounts of Education in Queensland Corrections. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Law and Education, 6 (1 & 2). pp. 47-61. ISSN 1327-7634


This paper reports on research with women inmates undertaking prison education in two Queensland correctional facilities: Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre and Helena Jones Community Corrections Centre. This study investigated inmate women's accounts of education using interview data. The research found that women's involvement in prison education identified institutional and cultural limitations concerning women's access to, and participation in, prison education programs. These accounts attested variously to the embeddedness of their educational experiences within these constraints. This work recommends, as a research policy imperative, changes to structural and cultural dimensions of prison education to support women inmates' educational access and experiences.

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Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2022 07:17
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Queensland; Correctional facilities; education; women
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4402 Criminology > 440202 Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4402 Criminology > 440203 Courts and sentencing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/49995

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