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Family Support Imperative for Prison Inmates

Posted September 23, 2011 | 13:05:13 (EST)

The full-bosomed Latina grandma in a pink sweater set came barreling out of the door of the inspection room. I had been looking through the window in the door, watching the Correctional Officer (CO) take her identification and motion to her to take off her sweater. Under her sweater she...

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Overcrowded California Prisons and Mental Health

Posted August 12, 2011 | 09:18:00 (EST)

Eight years ago I taught a memoir writing course at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs for the International Women's Writing Guild, and one of the women wrote about being the mother of a son in prison.

"People don't realize," she said, "that not only is my son behind bars...

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