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October 9, 2018
More Women Are Behind Bars Now. One Prison Wants to Change That.
Connecticut’s WORTH program uses therapy, classes and mentoring to try to keep women from coming back.
October 4, 2018
Shattering the Maximum Security Ceiling
“I want to do the work that the guys do.”
as told to
September 5, 2018
A Police Pioneer on Her Unfinished Business
Portland’s first female chief, Penny Harrington, recalls the steep climb to the top.
January 24, 2018
How Post-Prison Reentry Programs Fail Queer Women
Having a man counts as a plan in some reentry programs.
November 9, 2017
The Unique Sexual Harassment Problem Female Prison Workers Face
When women report abuse from the men in their custody.
November 1, 2017
Building Toward a Future
The unique prison re-entry plan conceived by — and for — women.
February 25, 2016
Listen to Our First Collaboration with “This American Life”
“An Anatomy of Doubt,” a young woman’s story of rape and redemption, debuts Friday.
error in byline
January 22, 2016
How I Experience Female Contact in Prison
On being pent up.
December 18, 2015
Digg Dialog Recap: How Not To Handle A Rape Investigation
Missed the discussion? Here are the highlights.
December 17, 2015
The Best Reporting on Rape
A Marshall Project reading list.