The Play Are in the Visiting Room at SDWP
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Peek Inside South Dakota Women’s Prison Where Peace & Quiet Reign Supreme

There are three levels of security at South Dakota Women’s Prison (SDWP) in Pierre. But it is one facility where security levels matter little. The inmates live free and are largely at peace with one another. This prison facility is a controlled environment where women serve out their sentences in quiet and relative peace. But Read More…

Pictures of Ronald Coleman and Brian Y. Ambroise, two prison officers accused of sexually assaulting prison inmates.
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Officers Charged with Sexual Assault at a New Jersey Women’s Prison

NJ Advance Media discovered sexual assault of inmates at the only New Jersey women’s prison. These assaults were being carried out by the employees.   Sexual Assault Scandal in New Jersey Prison Sexual assault indictments from New Jersey’s only women’s prison have been filed. One correctional officer has formerly been charged with sexual assault. He Read More…

Dirty Drinking Water
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Women’s Prison Serves Inmates & Prison Babies Copper-Contaminated Water

Inmates at a Nebraska Women’s Prison complain of dirty, tannish water. Reports say copper levels are too high, including inside the prison’s baby nursery. For a couple of years now, inmates at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) in York have complained about the water quality in the facility. This is the water they Read More…

A scene from Orange is the New Black, featuring a group of female inmates in an overcrowded prison.
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Overcrowding in the Women’s Huron Valley Facility Causing Harm

What is happening at the WHV correctional facility located near Ypsilanti is against the US Constitution. It is unusual and cruel punishment. According to experts, locking up inmates in Michigan’s a women’s prison in Huron Valley is sentencing them to unusual and cruel punishment. According to them, what is happening in the facility near Ypsilanti Read More…

#LetItFlow Social Campaign for Incarcerated Women: Christy Chavis
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#LetItFlow Leads Social Movement to Treat Incarcerated Women with Dignity

#LetItFlow launched a campaign that left one Arizona Republican blushing in his boots. Now, along with help from #cut50, this social movement is inspiring real prison reform for women inmates. Prison advocates have been buzzing loud about the way women are treated in prisons. They believe women inmates are stripped of basic human dignities, sparking Read More…

Theresa Livengood, who is serving a life sentence at the Lowell Correctional Facility, breaks down in tears as she talks about the facility.
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DOJ Investigates a Florida Women’s Prison Following Claims of Sexual Abuse

An investigation is open by the Department of Justice (DOJ) against Lowell Correctional Institution, based on complaints of sexual misconduct and other abuses in the Florida women’s prison. An investigation has been opened by the the US Federal DOJ. It  follows the complaints of sexual misconduct and other abuses filed by the women inmates. The Read More…

The illinois Women’s Task Force Initiative seeks to decrease the number of women in the state's prisons.
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Illinois Task Force Established to Reduce Women’s Prison Population

Illinois Department of Corrections has implemented the Women’s Task Force Initiative. The main purpose of the all women-led group is to help reduce the state’s population of women of IDOC prisons. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the entire world. According to the chart below from Statista, the number of US prisoners Read More…

Offender Monnek Hall, left, spends time with her daughter Ayona Hall, age 13..
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As Women Inmate Population Increases, So Do the Problems on the Inside

The population of women behind bars increases for their non-violent offenses. With 80% of them mothers, there is little support for their kids and families. It’s no secret the United States has a problem with mass incarceration. While we account for only 4.4% of the world’s population, our prison population makes up 23% of the Read More…

Women Behind Bars TV Series
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Women Behind Bars: Drug Addiction & Lack of Resources Perpetuate Recidivism Cycle

Women Behind Bars is a prison TV series that reveals drugs is the main reason ladies return back to jail over and over again. Without resources or drug programs to help them, the cycle continues. A lifetime of drug dependency keeps sending thousands of American women back to jails. Many of these incarcerated women have Read More…

Hair Design program at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Oregon
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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…