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Women Prisoners

The Women at Bedford Prison Writing Their Own History

Radhika Balakrishnan | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
Radhika Balakrishnan

The Crossing Borders Conference is a part of Marymount Manhattan College's (MMC) program at Bedford, and the gathering is, I believe, like no other. Students and faculty from the 71st Street campus meet at Bedford, where student-inmates present their work, as in any academic conference.

Elderly Women Serving Life Without Parole Form a Heartbreaking Chorus

Laura Goldman | Posted 07.08.2016 | Home
Laura Goldman

This performance of the Lady Lifers Chorus is a rare window into the world of women serving a life sentence at Muncy State Prison, a women's prison near Williamsport, Pa. The singers, who have already served 27-40 years confined, sing poignantly about their life.

Melissa Jeltsen

Disturbing Report Finds New York's Female Prisoners Illegally Shackled During Labor | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.10.2015 | Home

New York state prison authorities have continued the illegal practice of shackling pregnant inmates during labor, fail to provide most female prisoner...

Should A Pregnant Inmate Be Shackled During Delivery? Two-Thirds Of States Say 'Yes'

Posted 10.11.2012 | Parents

On Sept. 28, a new bill was passed into law in California, making the state one of the first in the country to completely ban the practice of shacklin...