Being a Good Daughter and Sister: Families of Origin in the Reentry of African American Female....

Black women in reentry face unique challenges. Based on repeated in-depth interviews over 16 months with 43 women who have criminal records in Chicago, as well as interviews with 10 family members of some of the women, this article examines how Black women's relationships with their families of origin can be tied to their sense of self while simultaneously challenging their recovery process and evolving identities as they navigate the 'traditional' obstacles reentry provides.


Leverentz, A. (2011). Being a Good Daughter and Sister: Families of Origin in the Reentry of African American Female Ex-Prisoners. Feminist Criminology, 6(4), 239–267. https://heinonline.org/HOL/P?h=hein.journals/femcrim6&i=226

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