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Unlocking Options for Women: A Survey of Women in the Cook County Jail, Part II  

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Source: Volume 06, Number 01, November/December 2004 , pp.85-92(8)

Correctional Health Care Report

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This article was originally published in MARGINS: Maryland’s Law Journal on Race, Religion, Gender and Class, at Samir Goswami, “Unlocking Options for Women: A Survey of Women at Cook County Jail,” 2 MARGINS 89 (2002). It is reprinted with permission of the author and publisher. This is the second part of a two-part article which presents a survey of women in the Cook County Jail. Part I appeared in the September/October2004 issue of Correctional Health Care Reports, and presented an executive summary, key findings of the study, and policy recommendations.Part I also addressed other areas of concern to this population including, age, education, child hoodexperiences, domestic violence and child abuse,homelessness, substance abuse, and mental illness.

Keywords: Employment Status, criminal record, child care, transportation, discrimination, Sources of Income, Government Assistance, prostitution

Affiliations:  1: Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.

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