Tag Archives: Prisons

This is one father-daughter dance I can get behind

Tweet See version with transcript here. Purity Balls ain’t got nothing on this father-daughter dance. At TEDxWomen this year, Courtney and I had the pleasure of working with an extraordinary group of women whom we coached for a session we also curated, “The Mirror.” And one of these extraordinary women was Angela Patton, whose work with [...]
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Quick Hit: The Dream Defenders call on candidates to address the war on youth

Tweet Sarah Jaffe has a good piece at Truthout about the Dream Defenders, a coalition of young activists that formed in Florida after the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Tonight, at the final presidential debate in Boca Raton, they’ll be demanding real answers from both candidates on issues–from the privatization of prisons to the inequalities in [...]
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MA lawyer plans shackled childbirth in protest of practice in prisons

TweetIn my latest article for Colorlines, I write about a Massachusetts lawyer, Rebecca Brodie, who is planning on giving birth to her third child in December, in shackles. Rebecca Brodie sits in her suburban Massachusetts home, talking on the phone with me while her family member sits nearby, filming the interview. The oldest female correctional [...]
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Appeals court says transgender inmates have right to medical care

TweetOn Friday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision striking down a Wisconsin law that banned transgender inmates from accessing necessary medical care while in prison. Wisconsin is the only state with a law expressly banning medical care for trans inmates. However, according to Injustice at Every Turn, the national trans discrimination survey, [...]
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What We Missed

TweetUgh: After more released photos, Rep. Anthony Weiner has admitted to sending the sexified pics of himself to women he’d met mostly on Facebook. The GOP fight to illegally defund Planned Parenthood in Indiana could cost the state $4.3 billion. Rather than sticking to its contention that its racist ad was just a “light-hearted” ad, [...]
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