Portland State University. Department of Sociology
Date of Publication
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Sociology
Women ex-convicts, Mother and child, Relationship quality -- Effect of imprisonment on, Prisoners -- Deinstitutionalization -- Social aspects
1 online resource (vii, 167 pages)
This mixed methods dissertation is comprised of three papers that consider interrelated ways in which social bonds, within the context of parenting, are experienced by women recently involved with the corrections system. Types of social bonds considered include agency professionals, romantic partners, and children--all previously theorized to play a role during the reentry period. These social bonds are considered within the context of the challenges experienced during this period, and how and why these social bonds may--or may not--support women as they transition back into the community.
Newell, Summer Brooke, "Reconciling the Opportunities and Obstacles of Motherhood Following Corrections Involvement" (2018). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4411.