Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice Voices from el Barrio

ISBN-10: 0292713169

ISBN-13: 9780292713161

Edition: 2006

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The author uses oral histories to chronicle the lives of 24 Chicana pintas (prisoners/former prisoners) repeatedly arrested and incarcerated for non-violent, low-level economic and drug-related crimes.
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 5/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

Juanita D�az-Cotto is Associate Professor of Sociology, Women's Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton.

List of Abbreviations
Pre-incarceration Experiences
Latinas/os and the War on Drugs
Families and Early Experiences of Abuse
Youth Arrests and Placements
Barrios and Gangs
Staying Alive: Hustling and Other Jobs
Adult Arrests
Police Harassment and Brutality
Courts and Consequences
Sybil Brand Institute for Women and Beyond
Sybil Brand Institute for Women: The Institutional Setting
The Keepers: Regime and Rule Enforcement
Programs and Services
Jailhouse Economy
Living Together: Prisoner Alliances and Hostilities
Gender, Sexuality, and Family Kinship Networks
Outside Looking In: Third Parties
Prisoner Complaints and Resistance
Picking Up the Pieces
Concluding Remarks and Reflections
Sociodemographic Characteristics of Chicana Pintas Interviewed
Most Frequent Offenses Leading to Arrest
Reference List
About the Author
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