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Life Inside May 6
Willette Benford was one of several incarcerated women who sued the Illinois corrections department for using mass strip searches to train cadets. A small settlement check took her back to the shame and trauma of those incidents.
Of course not everyone means harm when they use prison labels. But that doesn’t make the language any less damaging.
News October 9, 2018
Connecticut’s WORTH program uses therapy, classes and mentoring to try to keep women from coming back.
Life Inside October 4, 2018
“I want to do the work that the guys do.”
Looking Back September 5, 2018
Portland’s first female chief, Penny Harrington, recalls the steep climb to the top.
Commentary January 24, 2018
Having a man counts as a plan in some reentry programs.
News November 9, 2017
When women report abuse from the men in their custody.
Feature November 1, 2017
The unique prison re-entry plan conceived by — and for — women.
News February 25, 2016
“An Anatomy of Doubt,” a young woman’s story of rape and redemption, debuts Friday.