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Female Prisoners

The Shocking Truth About Women In U.S. Prisons

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.01.2014 | Women

The U.S. has a serious female prisoner problem. According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, there are 201,200 women incarcerated in t...

Lawmaker: Stop Shackling Pregnant Inmates

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.18.2013 | Crime

Pregnant inmates will no longer be shackled in D.C. jails, if a bill introduced this week is passed. "This is one of those issues that's a no brain...

Sterilization Abuse in State Prisons: Time to Break With California's Long Eugenic Patterns

Alex Stern | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Alex Stern

The recent revelation that 148 female prisoners in two California institutions were sterilized between 2006 and 2010 is another example of the state's long history of reproductive injustice and the ongoing legacy of eugenics.

Female Inmates: Unique Challenges and Needs

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.27.2012 | Crime
Paul Heroux

Bogus and false arrests happen. Most people are quick to judge until someone they know and care about screws up and is on the wrong side of the law. When that happens, you'll want that person to receive fair treatment, and for fair justice to run its course, even if the person is guilty.

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 ...

Girls on the Wall: The Power of a Girl's Story

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

"Girls on the Wall" is a documentary capturing an eight-month journey of the girls of Warrenville Correctional Facility as they participate in a theater workshop.