How Long Must Incarcerated Women Wait for Dignity?

There’s no good reason why the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act hasn’t already been made law or been brought to the floor for the vote it deserves.

Beauty as Survival in “Orange is the New Black”

In season six of “Orange Is the New Black,” the women of Litchfield aren’t wearing makeup like they used to.

Well-Intentioned Efforts at “Reform” Have Uniquely Hurt Incarcerated Women

We need more than benign purpose to craft policy. What women are facing now in the criminal justice system is proof.

We Can’t Ensure Dignity for Incarcerated Women Without Holding Officers Accountable

For women to have dignity in prison, institutions must model the same responsibility for bad behavior that the criminal justice system bestows upon them.

No Justice: When Abuse and Incarceration Intersect

Women don’t just face the prison industrial complex. They face a prison abuse complex—and their untreated victimization puts them at higher risk for incarceration.

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