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    October 14, 2004      File #
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Professor Available for Comment on Martha Stewart in Prison

Sonoma State University criminal justice professor Dr. Barbara Bloom, an expert on women in prison, is available for comment on Martha Stewart's potential experiences in the women's prison at the Alderson Federal Prison Camp in West Virginia.

Dr. Bloom's research and policy interests include women and girls under criminal justice supervision and gender-responsive interventions and services.

She is the Project Director of the National Institute of Correction's Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders Project.

Dr. Bloom is one of the recipients of the University of Cincinnati Award presented by the American Probation and Parole Association for outstanding contribution to the field of corrections in the United States and Canada.

The award was given for a report she co-authored entitled, "Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders." Dr. Bloom has also published an edited volume, "Gendered Justice: Addressing Female Offenders."

She received an MSW from San Francisco State University in 1981 and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Riverside in 1996.

To reach Dr. Bloom for interviews, please contact Jean Wasp, Media Relations Coordinator, (707) 664-2057.


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