Inmates And Their Wives

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This is the first comprehensive and up-to-date study of how inmates and their wives cope with incarceration and to what extent conjugal visit programs help their marriages. The findings of a family support program in upper New York State compares different groups and has implications for social welfare and corrections professionals.

The authors review the historical background of family support programs for prison inmates, the related literature, and raise questions about the ...

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Overview

This is the first comprehensive and up-to-date study of how inmates and their wives cope with incarceration and to what extent conjugal visit programs help their marriages. The findings of a family support program in upper New York State compares different groups and has implications for social welfare and corrections professionals.

The authors review the historical background of family support programs for prison inmates, the related literature, and raise questions about the kinds of policies, programs, and services that affect inmates and their families. They point to the effects of clinical intervention on different ethnic groups and make recommendations for the future to help the couples better cope.

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BONNIE E. CARLSON is Associate Professor, School of Social Work, State University of New York at Albany.

NEIL CERVERA is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Albany Medical College, and Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, State University of New York at Albany.

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Table of Contents

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Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 The Literature on Incarceration and Family Life 15
Ch. 3 Research Methods 45
Ch. 4 Inmate Family Coping 59
Ch. 5 Family Relations 75
Ch. 6 Findings: Family Reunion Program 87
Ch. 7 Policies, Programs, and Services 101
Ch. 8 Clinical Intervention with Inmates and Their Families 123
Ch. 9 Conclusions and Research Recommendations 143
References 149
Index 159
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