Women's Jail Project, Madison, Wisconsin, Records, 1976-1992 (bulk 1986-1992)

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Title: Women's Jail Project, Madison, Wisconsin, Records
Inclusive Dates: 1976-1992 (bulk 1986-1992)

  • Women's Jail Project (Madison, Wis.)
Call Number: M97-024

Quantity: 0.6 cubic feet (2 archives boxes) and 2 tape recordings

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of the Women's Jail Project (WJP), a community volunteer project founded in 1986 to offer support to women inmates in ways such as providing volunteer advocates; assertiveness and self-esteem training; facilitation of communication between inmates and their families, jail administration, the legal system, and social service agencies; and challenges of criminal justice policies and practices that discriminate against poor women and women of color. Includes correspondence from prisoners, staff, and volunteers; articles and clippings on the Project and Dane County jail; newsletters and brochures; volunteer training material; memoranda; handouts given to inmates at Taycheedah Correctional Institution; research reports; drafts of publications; bibliographies of resources on women prisoners; and tape recordings of a radio program about the Project broadcast on Madison station WTSO.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-m97024
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