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Position Available PUBLIC RELATIONS A large metropolitan hospital is currently seeking a Public Relations Specialist. Responsibilities would include the development of a new weekly newspaper, news releases, assisting with quarterly publications, and feature stories, etc. Journalism, English and Communication .majors welcome to apply. Expequired. Excellent benefits and working environment. Salary commensurate with experience. Please direct all resumes to: Beverly Franklin United Hospitals 125 West College Avenue St. Paul, Minnesota 55102 Personal Service Quality Insurance ALICE ANDERSON AGENCY INSURANCE i REAL ESTATE 806A E. 48th, Austin, Texas 45.4577 a GINNVS COPYING SERVICE Providing Professional Customer Service Ginnv’s courteous sales personnel are thoroughly trained in all facets of produc tion to insure that your order is handled in the most expeditious, accurate, and economical manner possible. We will be happy to assist you in the planning and coordination of your projects and explain the various alternatives available to you. MARCH 3, 1978 Prison… . from page 10 loughs for mothers and children. Superintendent Edna Goodrich encourages families to relocate nearby when possibleand she helps get children placed in local foster homes if necessary. She says, “I could never understand what sort of minds came up with the idea that it was somehow beneficial or desirable to keep a woman separated from her child. I think women in prison have a much harder burden to bear than men because of their children.” Policy-makers at institutions like those in Tacoma and Fort Worth recognize the rehabilitative potential of preserving and reinforcing whatever family and social ties a prisoner has, meager though they frequently are. Texas officials apparently don’t see it that way. Moving forward What the Texas correctional system could best do to help preserve and reinforce the family ties of offenders women and men alikewould be to dispense with such harshand pointless separation policies immediately. As noted earlier, 40 to 50 percent of TDC’s prisoners are imprisoned unnecessarily: a lack of commitment on the part of state officials to the establishment of community-based correctional facilities and the scandalous inadequacy of probation services nearly everywhere in Texas are the principal causes of so much needless imprisonment. The 65th Legislature took one major step forward in 1977 with the passage of a bill creating an Adult Probation Commission and mandating state standards and money for probation services. The resultsexpanded services, more and better trained probation officersshould make probation a sensible alternative to incarceration. But the first serious steps toward creation of a community-based residential corrections system have yet to be taken. The problems faced by women and their children when separated by imprisonment do not lend themselves to simple solutions. No single method is well suited to all. Not all jailed mothers are fit to care for their children. But, as the governor has said, “We must not let the inertia of hopelessness prevent our moving to solutions.” Dorothy Gamble DuBose has been studying the problems of Texas’ women prisoners and their families for four years. She interviewed 72 women at the Goree and Mountain View units of TDC and at the federal correctional institution in Fort Worth in the course of her research for this story. DuBose also talked to TDC officials, juvenile and adult probation officers, and DHR workers. na