Posts Tagged prison

Prison guards escort an inmate held in the Administrative Segregation unit to her appointment with the prison's OB/GYN.

Prison That Forces Inmates to Give Birth in Shackles Being Sued

Last week, a former inmate of Milwaukee County filed a lawsuit alleging that multiple pregnant people were forced to give birth in shackles while being held there. This comes on the heels of another lawsuit against the jail in December of 2016, when a newborn baby died shortly after birth. Feministing has covered this issue for years, yet little has changed – our justice system is still actively abusing inmates and claiming it’s for our protection.

Last week, a former inmate of Milwaukee County filed a lawsuit alleging that multiple pregnant people were forced to give birth in shackles while being held there. This comes on ...

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New survey uncovers the experiences of LGBTQ prisoners

A groundbreaking new report by Black & Pink, a network of LGBTQ prisoners and allies working to abolish the prison industrial complex, gives us stark new data on the incarceration of LGBTQ people. 

A groundbreaking new report by Black & Pink, a network of LGBTQ prisoners and allies working to abolish the prison industrial complex, gives us stark new data on the incarceration of LGBTQ people. 

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Ky Peterson demands we again ask: who is allowed to shoot back?

Ky Peterson has already spent three years in prison, only the start of his 20 year sentence. The young black trans man shot the person he says raped him, the assault just one of a series of violent attacks he experienced in Georgia.

Ky Peterson has already spent three years in prison, only the start of his 20 year sentence. The young black trans man shot the person he says raped him, the assault just one of a series of ...

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