Women in prison

Prison Born

Article in the July-August 2015 issue of The Atlantic.  What becomes of the babies of incarcerated mothers? Research suggests that having nurseries in prisons leads to lower recidivism rates for moms and better outcomes for their kids.

The Pen

Writing for Slate Magazine, the author collaborates with inmates at America's oldest women's prison to challenge the popular history of its benevolent founding.

The Prison Birth Project (PBP)

From the website: "Prison Birth Project (PBP) supports, encourages, and trains currently and formerly incarcerated mothers and trans* parents to become community leaders within a reproductive justice framework. ... In the jail today, we provide trauma-informed doula care, childbirth classes, family-centered advocacy, a peer support group, and a vehicle for member-led organizing. We also offer a group outside the wall for previously incarcerated women & trans* parents. PBP groups help members to remember core strength, heal as individuals and collectively, and create societal change.

Location

01040 Holyoke , MA
Massachusetts US

Women on the Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH)

"WORTH (Women On the Rise Telling HerStory) is an advocacy/consultant group comprised of currently & formerly incarcerated women, who have the expertise and understanding to engage, navigate and challenge policy and perceptions concerning incarcerated women." They serve as a hub for many community resources for formerly incarcerated women and provide a community of support and leadership development for formerly incarcerated women.

Location

10035 New York , NY
New York US

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