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It's Their World, So You've Just Got to Get through': Women's Experiences of Parole Governance

Parole is gendered and tailored to male 'risk factors', which often has a doubly negative impact on women's reentry experiences. Based on repeated interviews with 43 women on parole, this article examines how four different aspects of reentry: employment, mothering, relationships and housing, provide very different experiences for women than they do for men and how the gendered aspects of parole supervision increase the challenges women face.

Opsal, T. (2015). “It’s Their World, So You’ve Just Got to Get through”: Women’s Experiences of Parole Governance. Feminist Criminology, 10(2), 188–207.


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