A Place to Call My Own

A Place to Call My Own, Women and the Search for Housing After Incarceration shines a spotlight on the experiences of twenty-one women and their search for a place to live in New York after being in prison or jail.

For a woman in transition from incarceration, securing housing is much more complex that just finding shelter.  The lack of safe and affordable housing options, the stigma and discrimination against people with criminal records, and the systemic barriers for people with criminal records to meaningful employment and education, keep women chronically homeless, ill-housed, and vulnerable to exploitative situations that hinder their ability to maintain a successful reintegration back to their communities.   Authored by the Coalition for Women Prisoners, this book highlights the policy areas in need of improved responses, and contains resource information for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women who are currently navigating housing issues.

Coalition for Women Prisoners
Publication Date: 
Oct 31, 2013