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After Incarceration — How Separated Families Reunite

The trauma from parental incarceration, especially when that parent is the primary caregiver, can have a profound impact on families. Read...
Misha V.    |   04.16.19   |   SHARE
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Over the years... I’ve realized that my father’s sentiments echo those of the judge, the father, and the rapist. Image: Thinkstock.

The Stanford Rape Case, My Father, And Collective Forgiveness

Much has already been said about the way the Stanford swimmer's privilege has insulated him from consequence, about the ever-pervasive victim blaming Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   06.10.16   |   SHARE
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The case for marijuana legalization is inclusive of just about every marginalized group.

The Feminist Case For Marijuana Legalization

At the end of March, a 22-year-old interview in which top Nixon aide John Ehrlichman admitted that the War on Drugs was largely initiated to target Read...
Kylie Cheung    |   04.25.16   |   SHARE
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Mayor De Blasio: Building A New Rikers Island Solitary Confinement Unit Isn't Reform—It's Torture

It is not time to build a new solitary confinement unit with a new name—it is time to close all solitary units. Read...
Evie Litwok    |   01.6.15   |   SHARE
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A "Nice White Lady" And Former Prisoner Reflects On Our Racist Society

I will never know what it’s like to grow up black in America. I only know what it’s like to be diminished and humiliated. Read...
Sue Ellen Allen    |   12.10.14   |   SHARE
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Prison Denied Both Me And My Roommate Proper Cancer Treatment

As the property of the state, my life was in their hands—and they didn’t give a damn. Read...
Sue Ellen Allen    |   11.7.14   |   SHARE
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What It's Like To Be A Queer Woman In Prison

My queer identity has been used against me—through my wrongful arrest and two incarcerations. Read...
Evie Litwok    |   11.6.14   |   SHARE
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"The Ultimate Humiliation": What It's Like To Be Prison Strip-Searched

I wasn’t going to write about this. But then I realized it’s the elephant in the room and cannot be ignored. Read...
Sue Ellen Allen    |   10.30.14   |   SHARE
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