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WOMEN IN PRISON
What Life Looks Like For A Toddler Growing Up In A Mexican Women's Prison
“It’s the strength that God sent me to keep going while in prison."
Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Women In Prison Are Still Waiting For Their Me Too Moment
Rape, intimidation and sexual harassment were not part of our sentence.
Shannon Stapleton / Reuters
How Women Factor Into The Uniquely American Problem Of Mass Incarceration
There are 219,000 women locked up in the U.S. Many have not been convicted.
The State Of Women In Prison
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Life for women behind bars is far from easy, especially when women face serious gender-specific issues that men simply do not.
Providing Free Pads And Tampons To Incarcerated Women Is About More Than Hygiene
It's a question of dignity.
Carlo Allegri / Reuters
This Revolutionary Program Is Giving Inmates An Ivy League Education
And it could save taxpayers millions of dollars.
She Was Acquitted Of Murdering Her Abusive Ex After Years In Prison. Now Comes The Hard Part.
After being found innocent in her ex's death, Cherelle Baldwin is beginning the slow, painful process of rebuilding her life.
Wave Goodbye To Harsh Tennessee Law Targeting Pregnant Drug Users
Critics said the law discouraged expectant mothers from seeking medical care and drug treatment.
Jackson County, Arkansas Sheriff's Office
Prison Chaplain Won Employee Of The Year While Female Inmates Say He Was Sexually Assaulting Them
Three incarcerated women accused the man of forcing them into sex.
Gary Gershoff/Getty Images
New York Bans 'Barbaric' Practice Of Shackling Pregnant Inmates
The new law has been hailed as the most progressive in the nation.
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Former Prison Chaplain Charged With Sexually Assaulting Female Inmates
One woman told police she "thought very seriously about suicide."
The Correctional Association of New York
Listen To Women Describe The Horror Of Being Shackled While Pregnant
It's still perfectly legal to shackle incarcerated pregnant women in New York, but that may soon change.
The U.S. Is Depressingly Good At Putting Women Behind Bars
"Most women are in prison for crimes directly related to social inequity -- poverty, addiction, mental illness, domestic violence and trauma."
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What Happens When Moms Go To Prison
By Artemis Benedetti, Trend Lines
This story was originally published on Child Trends’ blog Trend Lines. By now, “Orange is the New Black” fans have had ample
Infiltrating Prison with Love, Compassion, and Respect
I'm an author, founder and Executive Director of Prison Yoga +...
When I tell people that I teach yoga to incarcerated women, I often see a look pass over their faces. To me, there is no greater need than women who are locked into cages, demoralized, deprived of sunlight, nutrition, and physical comforts.
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