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We need a ‘beyond bars’ approach to jailing women followed by Vulnerable men in jail

May 1, 2012


When women with children are sent to prison, who is being punished? Carlene, Tuesday 24 April 2012 A cell at Bronzefield women’s prison, in Middlesex. Every year, 18,000 children see their mothers go to prison. Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian I will never forget the first time I visited a women’s prison. I […]

The Criminalization of Bad Mothers

April 27, 2012


Lynsey Addario for The New York TimesTimmy Kimbrough at home with his daughter Josie, 2, and his stepdaughters, Nicole, 13, and Brooke Borden, 10, left. His wife, shown in the framed photograph, is in jail. By ADA CALHOUNPublished: April 25, 2012 On a rainy day just after Thanksgiving, Amanda Kimbrough played with her 2-year-old daughter […]

How the “Pro-Life” Movement Puts Women Behind Bars

March 24, 2012


March 17,2012 In Alabama, the claim that eggs, embryos and fetuses have separate legal rights has led to the jailing of 60 women. Numerous organizations and leaders who identify themselves as pro-life have assured the public that their efforts to re-criminalize abortion and establish the unborn as separate legal persons will not result in the […]

Is the US the only country where more men are raped than women?

February 24, 2012


The figures on rape may be uncertain, but we could lower the sexual assault rate in American jails – if we had the political will Jill Filipovic for Feministe, part of the Guardian Comment, Tuesday 21 February 2012 Inmates at a jail in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP That’s the claim in this n+1 […]

Women prisoners should be allowed out to visit their children, judge rules

February 18, 2012


By Charles WalfordLast updated at 7:58 AM on 15th February 2012 Female prisoners should be allowed temporary release from jail to visit their children, a High Court judge has ruled. Kenneth Clarke was wrong to try to stop two women prisoners being allowed time out of prison to see their children, said Mrs Justice Lang. […]

Sexual Assault and the Passive Voice

February 14, 2012


by Rhiannon Root University of Nebraska February 14, 2012 For many, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of romantic love. We buy our sweethearts candy, chocolates, flowers and mushy greeting cards. We stress out about our relationships and wonder if our boyfriend or girlfriend cares as much about us as we do them. However, a parallel […]

BALKANS-SOCIETY First Abused, Then Imprisoned

January 31, 2012


By Vesna Peric Zimonjic For the first time in Serbian history the issue of abused and incarcerated women is nudging its way into public consciousness. Credit: Ranmali Bandarage/IPS BELGRADE, Jan 31, 2012 (IPS) – The women languishing in Serbia’s Pozarevac Penal Correctional Institution are victims twice over: survivors of decades of domestic violence, they have […]