Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: An Exploration of Women’s lives in prison
Authors: Verma, Jyoti
Keywords: School of Social Work
Sharon Menezes
Centre for Women-Centered Social Work
Female prisoners
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: This study attempts to explore women’s lives in Nagpur Central prison, Maharashtra. Prison as an institution has been chosen to be analysed through a feminist lens to bring out the gendered matters in the closed space. The principle focus of the study is to give an insight into the lives of the female prisoners by understanding their lived realities and experiences. It also aims to provide an understanding of the varied adjustments, interactions and perception of self during imprisonment. A qualitative approach as a means of inquiry has been adopted as the study is exploratory in nature. The findings reveal that Incarceration has been a negative experience by the prisoners due to the physical distance that it creates between the prisoners and families. Besides this the loss of control over one’s own mobility and sexuality is disturbing to the women. The voices of women speak about their psychological responses to the prison environment.
Appears in Collections:M.A.

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Jyoti Verma.pdf802.41 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.