A study was done with thirty seven individuals with

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A study was done with thirty-seven individuals with various stigmatized identities were asked to describe how their lives changed in a positive way. The studies discovered that women and men experience role transformation differently. Men refer to status-related factors while women refer to relationship-related factors as integral parts of their narratives. Dominant reentry paradigms rely on a male model of change, but if women transform differently, revised female- specific reentry strategies are necessary for women (Christian,Herrschaft,Veysey,Tubman; 2009). Ultimately this means that the results from a generic rehabilitation program- that both a female and a male attends- may not garner the same results and could deem less effective with either group.
6 RESEARCH PAPER Additionally, about sixty percent of women in state prisons admitted to using some form of drugs at least a month prior to their convictions and about half admitted to using drugs daily. To address these issues, some form of drug rehabilitation should be administered to assist with reducing the recidivism in returning drug offenses for women offenders (DeMatteo,Erickson,Fretz,Gerardi,Halper,Helibrun, 2008). In contrast to their male counterparts, female offenders are increasingly more likely to have mental disorders, to be HIV positive, to have been physically or sexually abused and to have lived with their children in the month prior to their arrest (DeMatteo,Erickson,Fretz,Gerardi,Halper,Helibrun, 2008). A study was conducted with a group of women in a jail treatment program in Tampa Florida and the most common mental disorders that incarcerated women had was a form of depression or anxiety. Additionally, it was discovered that twenty-two percent suffered from PTSD and about forty percent has some type of behavioral episode within the first six months of being incarcerated. Therefore, some form rehabilitation would be needed to address those underlying issues that women tend to suffer from before, during and after incarceration (Derken, 2013). When discussing rehabilitation for male offenders, male offenders relatively make up the majority of incarcerated offenders and gender biases have made male treatment programs as the norm. Stereotypically, these tend to be issues that have been assumed as women's issues; such as parenting and sexual abuse, but also can contain issues that are noteworthy for men in the general population, but often forgotten for male offenders. (6 Adapting Offender Treatment for Specific Populations, 2005)
7 RESEARCH PAPER Male offenders have their own set of hindrances and factors that play into how rehabilitation will be administer. Men tend to worry about the well-being of their children, even though society generally puts that pressure on women to be the stable parent out of the two. It has been noticed that male offenders tend to not talk about how their children view them, but while incarcerated, men will have pictures of their children and will speak about them if they are asked questions. Most male offenders may feel that they fall short in how to be a good father because they did not have that example of a good father in their lives. The cause of this stems

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