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Women behind bars are mostly invisible in the public discourse around mass incarceration. Their perverse and unique circumstances defy most public notions about crime, punishment and public safety. Visit this space for news and information about women, incarceration and criminal justice reform.

National Mama’s Bail Out Day netted over $700,000 in contributions and bailed out mothers in Baltimore, Birmingham, Alabama, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Brooklyn, North Carolina, and Atlan...
Women and advocates say access to tampons and pads has less to do with stock and more to do with power. The facilities have enough supplies, but they are not available equally to all the women who nee...
Mothers Talk ~ Breaking Free Living Library Gives Formerly Incarcerated Women Their Voice Featuring Susan Burton National Book Launch L. A. Downtown Hotel, May 13, 11 – 2 p.m. Giving birth in sh...