The female population behind bars continues to grow. This is general knowledge, but what many people forget is that a majority of women incarcerated have children under the age of 18. Enos examines how women manage motherhood from inside a women’s prison.
This book is the direct result of participant observation and intensive interviews conducted over a three-year period. How women manage motherhood, secure living arrangements for their children, and maintain relationships between themselves and their children are the focus of this book. Special attention is given to the impact of race and ethnicity.