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Female Inmates

The Proliferation of Female Inmates and How TV Made Us Care

Sarah Pike | Posted 05.22.2016 | Entertainment
Sarah Pike

Shows like "Orange Is the New Black" (OITNB) and investigative documentaries like Diane Sawyer's "A Nation of Women Behind Bars" highlight life in lockdown and have opened up a national conversation about the lives and treatment of female prisoners.

Pregnant Inmates Are STILL Being Shackled While Giving Birth

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.12.2015 | Crime

In 2009, the state of New York outlawed shackling pregnant inmates during and after labor. But according to a report by the Women In Prison Project, n...

Sebastian Murdock

Inside Rikers Island, Rock N' Roll Reigns

HuffingtonPost.com | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime

There's only one road into Rikers Island. It takes visitors over a mile-long bridge, and standing before it, Officer Blackwell lists everything that c...

I'm a Piper, You're a Piper: 10+ Stupid, Illegal Things We Did in Our 20s

Candace Walsh | Posted 10.19.2013 | TV
Candace Walsh

Orange is the New Black isn't just popular because it's good. The fascination often comes from the knowledge that viewers are one bitter ex's dime drop away from getting in trouble for things they did when they were young, arrogant, and filled with bravado.

Birthing Justice: End Shackling Now

Jamarah Abdullah Amani | Posted 05.12.2012 | Miami
Jamarah Abdullah Amani

It baffles me that we, as a society, allow the horrific practice of shackling to continue without more outrage.

"Locked in This Little Room, Things Get to You"

Deborah Jiang-Stein | Posted 04.24.2012 | Books
Deborah Jiang-Stein

For ten years off and on I've sat face-to-face with incarcerated women in various U.S. state and federal facilities, allowed private meetings with nothing but my tape recorder.

Sister Teresa Fitzgerald Helps Children Of Imprisoned Mothers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Moved by the struggles of young children whose mothers are in prison, one New York nun felt called to take action. CBS Evening News reports Sister ...