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Aging Behind Bars: Adaptation of Older Women
Janssen, Leah M.

2007, Master of Gerontological Studies, Miami University, Gerontology.
The purpose of this paper is to explore and understand ways of adapting to prison life from the perspectives of older incarcerated women. Adaptation is examined through four interrelated dimensions: day-to-day life, interpersonal relationships, the relevance of age in adaptation, and programming for an aging prison population. A qualitative research design was utilized in this project, as it was a goal of the researcher to gain a deeper understanding of an understudied population. One-time, in-depth interviews were conducted with 11 women over the age of 50 at a female multi-security correctional facility. Findings from this study suggest that adaptations made within each of the dimensions have important impacts on the overall adaptation to prison life.
Christopher Wellin (Advisor)
96 p.

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