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

May 1, 2012

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When women with children are sent to prison, who is being punished? Carlene Firminguardian.co.uk, 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 […]

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

February 24, 2012

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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 Networkguardian.co.uk, 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

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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. […]

CAMBODIA: The impact of truth-seeking on mental health

February 4, 2012

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Photo: Alan M.Thornton for TPO CambodiaHong Sarath pictured outside Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh, which judges in the on-going Khmer Rouge tribunal referred to as a “factory of death” PHNOM PENH, 3 February 2012 (IRIN) – On 3 February, judges in the Extraordinary Chamber of the Courts in Cambodia (ECCC) – more commonly known […]

CAMBODIA: The impact of truth-seeking on mental health

February 4, 2012

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Photo: Alan M.Thornton for TPO CambodiaHong Sarath pictured outside Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh, which judges in the on-going Khmer Rouge tribunal referred to as a “factory of death” PHNOM PENH, 3 February 2012 (IRIN) – On 3 February, judges in the Extraordinary Chamber of the Courts in Cambodia (ECCC) – more commonly known […]

BALKANS-SOCIETY First Abused, Then Imprisoned

January 31, 2012

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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 […]

BALKANS-SOCIETY First Abused, Then Imprisoned

January 31, 2012

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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 […]

Incarcerating youth: An American injustice

January 30, 2012

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January 29, 2012 Eva McEnrue We teach our youth the “golden rules:” To treat others the way they would like be treated, to share, to tell the truth and to forgive. For the 2,600 people serving a life without parole sentence in a U.S. adult prison for crimes they committed while under age 18, according […]

Incarcerating youth: An American injustice

January 30, 2012

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January 29, 2012 Eva McEnrue We teach our youth the “golden rules:” To treat others the way they would like be treated, to share, to tell the truth and to forgive. For the 2,600 people serving a life without parole sentence in a U.S. adult prison for crimes they committed while under age 18, according […]

Record Numbers of Incarcerated Mothers Bad News for Women, Children, Communities

January 29, 2012

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by Care2 Causes EditorsJanuary 28, 2012 Written by Gina McGalliard, Truthout It is well known that the United States imprisons a higher percentage of its population than any other industrialized country. And while it is true that the prison population is predominantly male, the number of female prisoners has risen more than 800 percent in […]

Record Numbers of Incarcerated Mothers Bad News for Women, Children, Communities

January 29, 2012

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by Care2 Causes EditorsJanuary 28, 2012 Written by Gina McGalliard, Truthout It is well known that the United States imprisons a higher percentage of its population than any other industrialized country. And while it is true that the prison population is predominantly male, the number of female prisoners has risen more than 800 percent in […]

‘Gender Identity Committee’ to decide where transgendered inmate to be jailed after incidents in Skokie and Deerfield

January 19, 2012

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By Brian L. Cox Special to the Tribune 18/01/2012 Maribel Torres, identified in court records as Jose Torres. A “Gender Identity Committee” will decide where a transgender woman with an extensive criminal record will be housed after she was sentenced this week to four years in prison on felony retail theft, battery and violation of […]

MEXICO Women Inmates Share Prison Conditions with Their Children

September 2, 2011

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By Patricia Briseño* OAXACA, Mexico , Aug 31, 2011 (IPS/CIMAC) – María S. lays her infant son down on one of the cold concrete slabs of her cell in the central penitentiary of Santa María Ixcotel, in the metropolitan area of this city in southwestern Mexico. Wrapped only in a small, thin blanket, the child […]

MEXICO Women Inmates Share Prison Conditions with Their Children

September 2, 2011

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By Patricia Briseño* OAXACA, Mexico , Aug 31, 2011 (IPS/CIMAC) – María S. lays her infant son down on one of the cold concrete slabs of her cell in the central penitentiary of Santa María Ixcotel, in the metropolitan area of this city in southwestern Mexico. Wrapped only in a small, thin blanket, the child […]

LEBANON Women Prisoners Play the Liberation Role

August 19, 2011

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By Dalila Mahdawi  Drama therapy in a Lebanese prison. Credit:Dalia Khamissy/Catharsis-LCDT. BAABDA WOMEN’S PRISON, Lebanon, Aug 18, 2011 (IPS) – To a soundtrack of almost constant pounding of fists against iron doors, drama therapist Zeina Daccache is trying to capture the attention of a group of women prisoners. Many of the 45 women are suffering […]

LEBANON Women Prisoners Play the Liberation Role

August 19, 2011

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By Dalila Mahdawi  Drama therapy in a Lebanese prison. Credit:Dalia Khamissy/Catharsis-LCDT. BAABDA WOMEN’S PRISON, Lebanon, Aug 18, 2011 (IPS) – To a soundtrack of almost constant pounding of fists against iron doors, drama therapist Zeina Daccache is trying to capture the attention of a group of women prisoners. Many of the 45 women are suffering […]

Mexico’s Drug War, Feminized

August 14, 2011

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By DAMIEN CAVEPublished: August 13, 2011 Damien Cave is a New York Times correspondent who covers Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Mexico’s Drug War, Feminized. Photographs by Katie Orlinsky WITH a sweet, awkward smile, Nancy Lilia Núñez offered up the main details of her life: she is a mother of three, […]

Mexico’s Drug War, Feminized

August 14, 2011

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By DAMIEN CAVEPublished: August 13, 2011 Damien Cave is a New York Times correspondent who covers Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Mexico’s Drug War, Feminized. Photographs by Katie Orlinsky WITH a sweet, awkward smile, Nancy Lilia Núñez offered up the main details of her life: she is a mother of three, […]