The Independent Thinker--Critical Thinking, Activism, Dissent, Metanoia
"There are around 138,000 women in jails and prisons in the USA. This report describes violations of the internationally guaranteed human rights of women incarcerated in the United States. The violations include:
- rape and other sexual assault by prison officials with impunity;
- shackling of pregnant prisoners, especially during labor, delivery and post-partum;
- seriously inadequate medical care leading to death, permanent injury, miscarriages;
- confinement in isolation for prolonged periods in conditions of reduced sensory stimulation.
(from Not Part of My Sentence from Amnesty International).
Colby's Quotes on Women's Issues
Links on Women in Prison from Amnesty International
PAC Links on Women's Issues (extensive)
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Colby Glass, MLIS