My mother has been incarcerated, on and off, for nearly a decade now.
“I can’t wait for you to be out here, and for us to try to make up the past 13 years.”
LGBT parents with a criminal record face the added challenges of discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and a lack of LGBT competency and support in parole, probation, and reentry programs.
“A kid shouldn’t suffer the same sentence that their parents are suffering.”
As a young girl, the classroom was the one place where I felt free -- where I felt safe. Not that I grew up in an unsafe environment, but as a teenager, I associated home with stress. School was where my friends were, where the teachers I loved were, and where I could learn new things.
Even though there may not be quantifiable statistics that prove that yoga prevents recidivism, our purpose is to infiltrate and claim as much spiritual real estate as possible. We teach yoga to incarcerated women because we believe yoga can help them go on to experience the full expression of their lives.
I'm angry, and at the same time, I'm sad [about having missed so much time with my family]. Instead of allowing these negative
On April 3, 2015, Sonoma County's secret war on marijuana confronted an unprecedented roadblock. A freedom flash mob had gathered, overfilling a courtroom and packing the hallway outside. Nearly 100 upstanding citizens had taken off work that morning for Yarrow Kubrin.
Jasmine Barclay knows exactly what it feels like to be stigmatized for having a parent in prison. She's also a producer of
Filmmaker Jeremy Robins uses filmmaking to help empower the children of those who have been incarcerated. He joins us to explain why it's important to advocate for change in our justice system and support the children of incarcerated people.