Tag Archives: Prisons

Punishing survivors won’t stop sexual violence

Tweet Earlier this week, the Daily News reported that a Cowlitz County, Washington survivor of an alleged kidnapping and sexual assault, perpetrated by her ex-boyfriend and an accomplice, was jailed when she refused to cooperate with the prosecutors on the case. The story didn’t rise to the forefront of feminist news until feminist writer Amanda Marcotte [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet Consent-themed Valentine’s Day cards are cute, though. “The revolution will not be cited.” Lauren Chief Elk on Eve Ensler’s V-Day, Indigenous women, and the myth of shared gender oppression. More from CIR on forced sterilizations of imprisoned people in California. A remarkable history of five years of anti-violence organizing at Tufts. TED backpedals on [...]
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CeCe McDonald will be released this month

Tweet Transgender activist CeCe McDonald is scheduled for early release from her 41 month prison sentence for manslaughter according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections. In the spring of 2011, McDonald and a group of friends, all of color, queer and allied, while walking to a 24 hour store were verbally accosted by a group [...]
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Keeping youth out of adult prisons

TweetIn a welcome bit of positive news, after years of  ”tough-on-crime” legislation that started gaining traction in the 1980s, some states are now passing laws which keep youth offenders out of  the adult criminal justice system by curtailing prosecutors’ abilities to try them as adults. Tweet
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Video: Contextualizing California prison sterilizations

TweetI posted yesterday about the recently exposed forced sterilizations in California prisons. On All In, Chris Hayes explains why we should be outraged but not shocked by such reproductive coercion given the state’s history of eugenics and unconstitutionally cruel prison conditions, in the news again today thanks to a 30,000-strong hunger strike. The clip is [...]
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