Symposium on Crime: Correctional Institutions in Indiana
Indiana Women’s Prison
Instructions: This assignment is specific for those individuals who are not attending the Indiana
Women’s Prison tour. You must answer the five questions below using the academic and/or
scholarly resources. Be sure to cite your material using APA 6 th edition. Your responses are to be
typed and uploaded to the blackboard link provided. You may work as a group on your answers
but your responses should be in your own words. If you submit the same response as another
student, you will receive a grade of 0 for the assignment and you will not be able to resubmit the
work—no questions asked. I will not accept any late assignments—no exceptions. Your
responses are due on Friday June 1 by 12:30 pm. The point values are listed with each question.
The assignment is worth a total of 50 points.
1. Given what we know about incarceration, identify and discuss some of the key
differences between a housing men and women and prison. (5 points)
2. How many adult female institutions are there in Indiana? How do these facilities differ
from one another? (5 points)
3. Over the past 10 years there has been an increase in the number of female offenders
incarcerated nationally. Women present unique problems for state department of
corrections. One of the issues is specifically related to pregnancy and motherhood.
Reviewing government resources such as the National Institute of Corrections and the
academic literature describe some of the specific issues for women and what facilities are
doing to cope with the growing population of women, in particular mothers behind bars.
What are some of the collateral consequences for the children? (20 points)
4. Choose one program offered at Indiana Women’s Prison (This program must be different
than the program you reviewed for Putnamville if you did the Alternative Assignment).
Find two academic scholarly resources and develop an argument as to why and what
extent this program may or may not reduce recidivism. (20 points)