WomenInPrison - Salena Booker November 2, 2010 PERS2699-B...

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Salena Booker November 2, 2010 PERS2699-B Dr. M. Espinosa-Dulanto “Women In Prison” Author of “Women and the Death Penalty in the United States, 1900-1998”, Kathleen O’Shea was the speaker in attendance at this lecture. As a nun, social worker, researcher, and activist she shared her experiences and motivations. In this particular lecture she specifically addressed the issue of women in prison as well as an aging prison population. An alarming number of women and geriatric patients represent the prison population, many incarcerated for non-violent crimes. She spoke of the dehumanizing and unsanitary conditions in prison that were at the least hazardous and inappropriate, especially for certain prison populations. Geriatric patients are more susceptible to health declination due to lack of sufficient health care resources. In addition, they are put in population with younger and possibly more violent prisoners. They are vulnerable to the most extreme conditions and more likely to experience health
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