Women in prison
Inmates inside the federal correctional institution in Dublin, California, have alleged sexual abuse by correctional officers and threats or punishment for speaking up.
"Of course we are frightened," one woman told HuffPost. "I do not want to die in a disease infested cage."
HuffPost spoke to three women with serious health problems who fear the coronavirus could kill them.
“It’s the strength that God sent me to keep going while in prison."
Rape, intimidation and sexual harassment were not part of our sentence.
There are 219,000 women locked up in the U.S. Many have not been convicted.
Life for women behind bars is far from easy, especially when women face serious gender-specific issues that men simply do not.
It's a question of dignity.