Heather Kay is a NorCal native who bloomed later in life. After finishing her journalism degree, her adventures took her across the pond to travel around Europe. She hopes to settle there someday and write about food and cultures. No matter where she is, she looks for taco ingredients; it reminds her of her family and home. She is a writer with several blogs, published articles and is currently an editor for the Prison Rideshare Network.
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Pennsylvania Pushes ‘Clean Slate Bill’: Reducing Recidivism with 2nd Chances

The Clean Slate Bill gives non-violent, low-level offenders 2nd chances. It seals the past criminal records of those who have earned the right to start new lives without criminal records. Legislation is moving forward with support for the new Clean Slate Bill. Pushed in Pennsylvania by Rep. Jordan Harris (D-PA), the bill gives non-violent, low-level Read More…

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Basic Rights for Inmates: Ever Heard of the Transgender Offender Manual?

Trump’s Administration is at it again. They have issued changes in policy of the Federal Prison Bureau. It is aimed at transgender inmates. A recent lawsuit filed by three women inmates in Texas against transgender prison inmates. Their suit does not follow proper procedures for grievances. It may be tossed due to prejudices and biases. Read More…

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Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep in Prison: Women’s Survival Depends on Self Care

Prisons were designed for male inmates. Rehabilitation programs for women prisoners often exist under an abuse of power in male-centered prison facilities. Women inmates need access to programs designed specifically to empower, not abuse. In the last twenty years, the population of inmates who are women has increased by 700%. There are currently over 220,000 Read More…