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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.
Life Inside August 13, 2020
Despite coronavirus-related lockdown and a skittish staff, prisoners at California Women’s Facility pulled off a full-fledged memorial service for a beloved long-termer.
Melissa Ann Horn, right, died of COVID-19 while incarcerated in Virginia. She is pictured here with her daughter, Brittany Brown.
Coronavirus May 14, 2020
Fatal victims illuminate women’s unique problems in prison, and the all-too-common ways they get there in the first place.
Pregnant and post-partum mothers from the film 'Tutwiler' share photos of their children with each other at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama.
Feature May 6, 2020
Introducing “Tutwiler,” a new Marshall Project/Frontline documentary about women in an Alabama prison who support each other through pregnancy, labor and saying goodbye to their newborns.
News and Awards March 31, 2020
A new documentary from The Marshall Project and Frontline (PBS) offers a rare look at the lives of expectant mothers inside a notorious women’s prison.
Tana Hackley pats a friend on the shoulder as she leaves prison as a result of Oklahoma's mass commutation of hundreds of people's sentences for low-level drug and theft cases.
News November 4, 2019
The state slashed sentences for more than 500 people convicted in low-level drug and theft cases.
Life Inside November 1, 2018
Even though my son was conceived in the most traumatic possible way, his birth was my saving grace.
Lt. Russell Hanes, left, and counselor Colleen McClay, in bright red at center, chat with women who are incarcerated at York Correctional Institution in Niantic, Conn., in August.
News October 9, 2018
Connecticut’s WORTH program uses therapy, classes and mentoring to try to keep women from coming back.
HARP members prayed for a participant as she was released from jail in November of 2017.
The Frame September 26, 2018
Two sisters reach for recovery from addiction in jail.