Law Library Stacks

Back to Children Residing with Parents in Prison

Part IV. Bibliography

Following is a brief list of selected articles and monographs, published mostly in the last five years, related to the topic of children raised in prison with their incarcerated mothers:

Alejos, Marlene.  Babies and Small Children Residing in Prisons.  Quaker United Nations Offices (QUNO), Mar. 2005.  Available at http://quno-drupal.283elmp01.blackmesh.com/sites/default/files/resources/Babies%20 and%20small%20children%20residing%20in%20prisons.pdf.

Bartels, Lorana & Antonette Gaffney.  Good Practice in Women’s Prisons: A Literature Review. AIC Reports Technical and Background Paper 41, 2011.  Available at http://www.aic.gov.au/documents/4/E/5/%7B4E5E4435-E70A-44DB-8449-3154E6BD81EB%7Dtbp041_002.pdf.

Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners.  J. Mark Eddy & Julie Poehlmann eds., Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute Press, 2010.  xvi, 368 pp.  Bibliographic record at http://lccn.loc.gov/2010034971.

Day of General Discussion 2011 [Sept. 30]: Children of Incarcerated Parents.  Child Rights International Network.  Available at https://www.crin.org/en/library/events/day-general-discussion-2011-children-incarcerated-parents (last visited Aug. 4, 2014).

A Historical Review of Mother and Child Programs for Incarcerated Women.  89 The Prison Journal 35S-53S (Mar.  1, 2009).  Abstract available at http://tpj.sagepub.com/content/89/1_suppl/35S.abstract.

The annexes provide information on women’s prisons in countries around the world.

Mason-White, Holly & Helen F. Kearney.  Children of Prisoners and (Alleged) Offenders: Draft Framework for Decision-Making.  Quaker United Nations Office, Mar. 2012.  Available at http://www.quno.org/sites/default/files/resources/Revised%20Draft%20Framework%20for%20Decision-Making_black%20and%20white%20version%20for%20printing.pdf.

Robertson, Oliver.  Collateral Convicts: Children of Incarcerated Parents, Recommendations and Good Practice from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Day of General Discussion 2011.  Mar. 2012.  Available at http://www.quno.org/sites/default/files/resources/ENGLISH_Collateral%20Convicts_Recommendations%20and%20good%20practice.pdf.

Appendix 2 of the paper (pp. 74–76) provides a table on “Babies and Children Living in Prison – Age Limits and Policies Around the World,” based on data collected from 1994–2011.

Tomkin, Jean. Orphans of Justice, in Search of the Best Interests of the Child When a Parent Is Imprisoned: A Legal Analysis.  Quaker United Nations Office, Aug. 2009.  Available at http://www.quno.org/sites/default/files/resources/ENGLISH_Orphans%20of%20 Justice.pdf.

U.N. Office on Drugs & Crime.   Handbook for Prison Managers and Policymakers on Women and Imprisonment.  Criminal Justice Handbook Series.  U.N. Sales No. E.08.IV.4 (2008).  Available at http://www.unodc.org/documents/justice-and-prison-reform/women-and-imprisonment.pdf.

Walmsley, Roy.  World Female Imprisonment List.  International Centre for Prison Studies, 2d ed. 2012.  Available athttp://www.prisonstudies.org/sites/prisonstudies.org/files/resources/downloads/wfil_2nd_edition.pdf.

Global Legal Research Directorate Staff
July 2014

Back to Top

Last Updated: 07/02/2015