incarceration

This Is What It’s Like To Visit Your Boyfriend In Federal Prison

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My life plan hadn’t included me — as a 19-year-old, third-year college student — visiting the love of my life in federal prison. 
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After Incarceration — How Separated Families Reunite

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The trauma from parental incarceration, especially when that parent is the primary caregiver, can have a profound impact on families.
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Why Was This Rape Victim Imprisoned By A Texas Court For A Month?!?

(This is the "mental health facility," by the way. Even if the sheriff's office hadn't fucked up the paperwork, the attorney's office failed this woman.) Image: npr.org

In what might be the WTF-iest story in the history of WTF, a woman in Texas is suing the state for wrongly imprisoning her for a month, during which time she was subjected to physical and mental abuse at the hands of guards and other prisoners. What was her crime? Being a rape victim who suffered a mental collapse while testifying.

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The BET Awards: What Jesse Williams Wants You To Know

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He opened his mouth and time stood still. My pulse quickened. My heart raced. My eyes filled with tears. And I. WAS. PROUD.

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The Stanford Rape Case, My Father, And Collective Forgiveness

Over the years... I’ve realized that my father’s sentiments echo those of the judge, the father, and the rapist. Image: Thinkstock.

Much has already been said about the way the Stanford swimmer's privilege has insulated him from consequence, about the ever-pervasive victim blaming in public discourse, and about the inadequacy of the criminal justice system. But in so many of these conversations, in our rage against the rape culture machine, we forget the survivors — the most important people in the fight against sexual violence.

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The Feminist Case For Marijuana Legalization

The case for marijuana legalization is inclusive of just about every marginalized group.

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 the “antiwar left” and “black people” was published by Harper magazine.

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Mayor De Blasio: Building A New Rikers Island Solitary Confinement Unit Isn't Reform—It's Torture

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It is not time to build a new solitary confinement unit with a new name—it is time to close all solitary units.

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A "Nice White Lady" And Former Prisoner Reflects On Our Racist Society

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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.

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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.

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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.

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