Before analyzing this article I must highlight that it is imperative to have cultural awareness before interpreting these types of articles. I disagree with one of of the opening statements on page 122 that says that minorities are arrested and put in jails are usually built in majority neighborhoods for profit. Although the prison industrial complex does exist at the expense of minority inmates, jails are usually not placed in majority neighborhoods, but on the outskirts of towns-typically in the middle of nowhere. You will not find a jail in a well off socioeconomic neighborhood, nor in the suburbs. They are typically hidden from society.
I also would critique the authors' discussion on hip hop on page 133. It is dangerous, and culturally ignorant to say that hip hop culture is the diffusion of prison culture. Hip hop is a type of art style, and the author connecting hip hop to gangs and prison socialization is unfounded and stigmatizing.
What I did find interesting in this article was the discussion on how the removal of one parent from participation in the child’s life is harmful and disruptive. I thought about the chapter in “The New Jim Crow” called “A New Kind of Passing” which discusses how some families try to hide the fact that the fact that a family member is incarcerated to avoid the stigma placed on the family. This elaboration was somewhat mentioned on this articlesstigmatization perception that incarceration is not it harmful to the family in regards to economic and social capital, but the negative stigma placed on the fact a parent is incarcerated can just as well hurt a child and other family members perception of self. I found the theoreis of socialization, and strain also interesting and important to consider while analyzing the correlation of incarceration with the mental and physical health problems that could develop during the of incarceration of the parent as discussed in the "Incarceration, Maternal Hardship, and Perinatal Health Behaviors" study.
It was interesting how " The Collateral Consequences of Imprisonment for Children" was very relevant to my last visit to Lee Arrendale. One of the women spoke about how she had to miss a lot of her 4 year olds son’s early life. She missed him learn how to walk, talk, and speak, and how he refers to the jail as ‘mommy’s house’. The family encourages this so the child will not think ill of himself or his mother. The child also puts that he wishes for her to come home on every birthday and Christmas list so far. You can see how the socialization and stigmatization perspectives would fit into this
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