Post-Release Experiences after Corston (2007)

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The chapter outlines the author’s ongoing PhD research, which analyses the role of one women’s centre in the lives of women, with mental health problems, after their release from prison in a post-Corston Report (2007) context. The research has involved 16 interviews with members of staff at The Women’s Centre (TWC), 14 clients who accessed TWC services after their release from prison, and an ongoing period of participant observation on the premises of TWC. Drawing on the work of gender responsivity scholars (Hannah-Moffat, 2001; Kendall, 2013; Carlton & Seagrave, 2016), and utilising a Foucauldian feminist perspective, the research adopts a case study approach, examining the role of TWC in the lives of formerly imprisoned women with mental health problems. The research thus aims to contribute to a small body of literature in this field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Voices Critical Social Research by European Group Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers. EG Press.
EditorsS. Fletcher, Holly White
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherEG Press Ltd
Number of pages322
ISBN (Print)978-1911439097
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2017


  • Gender responsivity
  • post-release
  • imprisonment
  • mental health problems
  • women's centres


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