Me Too
Crimes Against Women Inmates

Hysterectomy Woes: #MeToo Highlights Feminine Hygiene Needs

Kimberly Haven served a 15-month sentence in a Maryland prison. While there, Haven says she wasn’t provided with female hygiene products. So she had to use tissue paper instead, which led to a hysterectomy after her release. However, after her 2015 release, Haven realized that she had conducted some infections due to using tissue papers. The Read More…

Pregnant While Incarcerated
US Federal Prison System Women's Prisons

ICE Justifies Detaining Pregnant Women In U.S. Immigration Jails

In a significant shift in the agency’s stated policies, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said they will have no problems anymore when it comes to detaining pregnant women in its immigration jails. ICE justified the change citing that President Donald Trump’s executive order on required stricter implementation policies. This relates to the internal Read More…

Crimes Against Women Inmates Famous Prisoners Series

The Waiting Game: Why Dance Moms Star Abby Lee Miller Remains in Prison Up Till Now

Former Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller is presently playing a waiting game with the Bureau of Prisons. She is still incarcerated beyond the February 20 date earlier set for her prison release. Her prison release date remains unknown at the moment, ETOnline reports. But an insider reveals the reasons behind the development. Abby Lee Read More…

Progressive Women of NEPA
Crimes Against Women Inmates Private Prisons

Advocacy Groups Demand Reforms Over Abuses in Lackawanna County Prison

Co-founder of the activist group Progressive Women of NEPA, Stephanie Bressler, joins other activist groups to seek dramatic reforms at the Lackawanna County Prison, Pennsylvania. Bressler is working through the frequent meetings of the Lackawanna County Prison Board to push for changes at the correctional center. The advocacy for these changes became escalated when seven Read More…

The Department of Corrections (DOC) in Washington is shifting to more gender-specific treatment of women in prisons. (Mike Siegel/Seattle Times/MCT)
Mass Incarceration Women's Prisons

Rates of Women Incarceration Worldwide Higher Than Population Growth

The rates at which women are getting locked up globally are becoming very alarming. They are thrown into prisons in every country at rates higher than the population growths of each country. To make matters worse, women are incarcerated for many offenses that men would walk for ultimately. With millions of women entering the labor Read More…

Katie Irving was Empowered by the #MeToo Movement to Report Sexual Assault Committed by a Correctional Officer
Crimes Against Women Inmates Women's Prisons

Kenosha County Jail Guard Lands in Prison for Sexually Assaulting a Woman

A correctional officer at Kenosha County Detention Center, Jonathan M. Kwiatkowski, is serving a 6-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a women inmate. Thirty-one-year-old Katie Irving filed a lawsuit against the prison guard for the assault. Irving is a free woman today, and living clean and sober. Her story of sexual abuse in Kenosha County Read More…

A New Way of Life: Susan Burton created the re-entry program for women who have spent decades in prisons.
After Release Programs Prison System Issues Recidivism in the US Women's Prisons

Women Are Creating New Purpose-Filled Lives After Their Prison Releases

Susan Burton is highly praised for opening her home up to strangers. She also provides other resources to offer safe healing environments for the women being released from prisons. She’s helping these ex-inmates create new purpose-filled lives. The Birth of Susan Burton’s New Purpose-Filled Life Very few people will be willing to welcome fresh ex-convicts Read More…

South Dakota Women's Prison
Community Programs for Prisoners Women's Prisons

Christian Women Christmas Concert Generates $1,000+for Prison Church

At least $1,000 has been raised for a prison church by way of a Christmas concert. The church is located within the South Dakota Women’s Prison. The money was raised during a Christmas concert held on Sunday at the First United Methodist Church. The church congregation within the women’s prison is called the Church of Hope. Read More…

Brenda Ann Spencer, the Grover Cleveland Elementary School Shooter... Then & Now
Famous Prisoners Series Women's Prisons

Classic Song Inspired By Brenda Ann Spencer, Who Hated Mondays Enough To Kill

said it was more fun to shoot people dead than see another Monday. She hated Mondays enough to kill people. And, in 1979 she mowed down people with 30 rounds of ammunition. Spencer was convicted and is currently incarcerated at the California Institution for Women in Corona, CA (CIW). The music group Boomtown Rats was Read More…

the last mile
Women's Prisons

Last Mile Computer Coding Program for Female Inmates at CIW Provides Paid Jobs

A Last Mile computer coding program introduced to female inmates at the California Institution for Women (CIW) in Chino has proven very helpful. The computer skills acquisition program has proven to provide trained inmates with paid jobs after release from prison. It has also helped to keep released prisoners away from crimes and recidivism. The Read More…