|Opis:||Prisons were and still are formed mainly according to men. Due to the fact that in recent years the number of women in prisons rose drastically, this presents a severe problem for convicted women. Women are disadvantaged, perhaps neglected in their specific particularities and needs that represent their vital role in prisons.
In this thesis, eight features are highlighted, which largely affect convicted women, thus placing them at a distinct disadvantage compared to male prisoners. Attention is drawn to the following factors: pregnancy, maternity, prisons with children, lack of work, a longer distance from home, stigmatization and labeling, health of imprisoned women and prior victimization. While theoretically it is true that motherhood is the most risky and worrying factor, the practice of the Ig prison highlights the separate serving of sentences according to gender, which consequently means longer distance from home.
Based on the studies performed in the Ig prison, the worse conditions of women in prison are primarily reflected in the lack of intimate rooms, single prison for all women prisoners, which results in longer distance of women prisoners from home, the joint serving of sentences for female prisoners, irrespective of the gravity of the offense committed and the length of sentences, and many others. Mrs. Glavica (personal interview, 04/30/2017) highlights the lack of space, either for visitors for a variety of security or personal checks, which also includes the lack of space in general.
The works shows that the Ig prison represents an example of good practice, however, there is still a great need to change the system of punishment that would enable women to serve their sentences in a different and more convenient manner. The aim is to draw attention to the problems described which highlight the often overlooked factor – the punishment of women.|