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Not Always a Happy Mother's Day

Keela Hailes | Posted 07.11.2014 | DC
Keela Hailes

The separation that existed between my son and I put a damper on my special day. As I read the cards, and looked at the balloon's and stuffed animals that were given to me, my mind and heart were divided by two.

Becoming the Healing Vigilante: Part 2

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

"You know what they say, if their lips are moving, they're lying," Barbie snapped at me. Introducing antagonist number three -- in just my first ...

Becoming the Healing Vigilante

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

Ask around and you will find out that I am a vigilante of sorts when it comes to personal accountability and healing.

Study: Colo. Women's Prison Tops Nation In Reported Sexual Assaults By Staff

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 05.17.2013 | Denver

A Colorado women's prison has the highest rate of inmates who report having been sexually assaulted by a staff member in the nation, according to a st...

Dr. Phil Airs Sara Kruzan Human Trafficking Story - Oct 17

Susan L. Travis | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Susan L. Travis

Little Sara Kruzan killed her trafficker when she was 16 years old. Sara's aunt, Anne Catherine Rogan, speaks eloquently of her niece, now 34 years old.

Sue Ellen Allen's Prison Revolution

Clarissa Burt | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

Sue Ellen refused to let Gina's untimely death be the end of her story. She responded by being bold enough to organize a cancer walk from the inside of prison.

Laura Gottesdiener

'Psychological Slavery'? A Look Inside California Women's Prisons

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 08.03.2011 | Los Angeles

Over the course of 12 years, former inmate Beverly Henry watched hundreds of untreated women die in the Central California Women’s Facility, a spraw...

What It's Like To Spend 12 Years In A California Women's Prison

Luke Whyte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Luke Whyte

Punishment is an important part of the process, like the tilling of a soil where only the inmate themselves can plant new seeds. But, if they're to grow, it takes a network of support that barely exists.

'Orange Is The New Black' Author On Life In The Big House

wowOwow | Piper Kerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When I was sent to federal prison in February, 2004, for a ten-year-old drug offense, I thought my life was over. It wasn't, but the way I looked at t...

Doctors Condemn Shackling Mothers in Labor and Delivery

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

This week, the American Medical Association called for an end to one of the most draconian practices in the U.S.: the shackling of incarcerated mothers during labor, delivery and post delivery.

Third Screen: Crime and Punishment and What I Wore

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vickie Karp

La Corona, the story of a glamorous competition most of us won't ever qualify for, is a heart-rending tale of beauty pageant chic with beauty pageant chicas you will not soon forget.