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(en) Canada, Cause Commune #34 - Summary + Women and Prison (fr) [machine translation]

Date Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:50:00 +0200


Summary --- Women and Prison -- Emancipate this sexuality that we can not see --- Mapping of revolutionary anarchism Euguélionne ---- ---- The Anarchists and the mayor --- Zero Deficit .. Permanent austerity! - Unemployment: Solidarity needed --- Download PDF http://www.causecommune.net/sites/www.causecommune.net/files/publications/journal/CC34.pdf ---- In recent months, there has been a boom in media around the lives of incarcerated men. Women prisoners were more present in the media through the TV unit 9 which romance character oppressive structures imprisonment and individualizes the characters lived in the dichotomizing (a minority are in units, good and bad prisoner prisoner) . However, the media obviously forget that incarcerated women face the same conditions or even worse while being oppressed by their appropriation as women are often marginalized, racialized, colonized and impoverished socially.

For several years, the overcrowding in prisons for women crystallizes due to the increase of women in prison following the stricter laws. In the United States, women represent 7% of the prison population. Between 1990 and 2000, the number of women in prison has increased by 108% as opposed to 77% for men (1). In the Canadian context, there was an increase of 200% of incarcerated women in the last 15 years (2). As for the representation of racialized women in prison in the United States, 1 in 300 black women is incarcerated, one Latin woman of 704 will be compared to one white woman in 1099 (3). This is not due to an increase in crime, but racial profiling and precarious living conditions, as well as the war on narcotrafiquantEs. Moreover, despite the fact that crack and cocaine have the same active ingredient, the penalties are often severe for possession of crack and almost only affect low-income populations. In this regard, the drug use among women is linked to another male violence they have suffered. In regard to their economic insecurity, the United States, only 40% of women were employed full-time prior to their incarceration, and 30% received social benefits (4). In addition, the vast majority of them do not have a college education. Note that 65% of incarcerated women in the United States have had a child before the age of 18 years (5). To add, 80% of women in prison in Canada are for reasons related to poor socio-economic, 90% are indigenous and 82% are survivors of rape, incest and physical abuse (6). It is important to emphasize the criminalization of women in prostitution and an overrepresentation of women say street prostitutes in prison. Also, the vast majority of arrests for prostitution surrounding the women.

The prison rules, the imposition of a moral model and the conditions of reintegration discredit women's autonomy, withdraw their privacy and help keep them in a state of ownership and patriarchal state while accentuating their oppressions. In this regard, there is a psychologizing and psychiatrisation said crime which individualizes social conditions up to deny the structures that cause social inequalities. The vision of the crime being created by the dominant discourse and political agendas feeds a social discourse of revenge.

Like the militant circles, militancy in prison also undergoes the overvaluation of a male model focuses on strength and physical virility. That is why there is little analysis on the militancy of women in prison since their means of action are more focused on strategies of denunciation, support and empowerment to face prison structures and economic disruption (eg do not go to prison labor). Although the struggle of women in prison and this is just as relevant as that of men (monopolizing violence), it is underestimated and undervalued as that of women in other areas of militancy.

Thus, the prison is a pillar of the capitalist system and patriarchal. The passage of the women in the prison system mark their minds and bodies to give them a more permanent social label. Expectations that we have towards them are stereotyped and too often we forget the structural reasons and specific oppressions experienced by women.

Notes
(1) Heather C. West, Prison Inmates at Maidyear 2009 - Statistical Tables, Bureau of Justice, A 2010, 4, http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gouv/content/pub/pdf/pim09st.pdf.
(2) Elizabeth Fry Society of Quebec
(3) Heather C. West, Prison Inmates at Maidyear 2009 - Statistical Tables, Bureau of Justice, A 2010, 4, http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gouv/content/pub/pdf/pim09st.pdf.
(4) Ibid.
(5) Heather C. West, Prison Inmates at Maidyear 2009 - Statistical Tables, Bureau of Justice, A 2010, 4, http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gouv/content/pub/pdf/pim09st.pdf.
(6) Elizabeth Fry Society of Quebec

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Following calls her "boyfriend" assénés him, she calls the police. The two constables who are checking his name on the computer. It is this that leads to the station they found a failure to appear in a case of 2 years ago occurred in Gaspé. Allowed to rot two days in detention at the courthouse. Following the intervention of the representative of the SEF support service with the Court Liaison Officers of the Surete du Quebec, the release should have been raised because of its failure to have submitted to the Court . Who is to blame? What happened to his complaint of assault? Why these five days of detention without cause?
(Testimony of Sophie)
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