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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.

Ebony’s Power 100 for 2017
Activist Susan Burton Wins Social Justice Book Prize
JustUS Voices storyteller Romarilyn Ralston talks to PBS about the trauma faced by incarcerated women fighting fires.
Private prison GEO Group keeps cash flowing to Trump
Who’s getting rich from prison industry?
California Governor Jerry Brown gets big campaign bucks from prison industry.
Prisoners make billions for corporations.
California’s Women Prisoners Risk Their Lives for Less Than $2.00 an Hour