This series explores how prisons and jails function as sites of violence for women, girls, and gender nonconforming and queer folks, and examines how different entities ranging from police, to prison/jail staff, to political decision-makers enact that violence. The series also lifts up the organizers and thinkers who are bringing these issues to the fore and creating avenues for much-needed change.
How prisons, jails, and policing inflict gendered violence
Women and LGBTQI people see their bodily autonomy, sexual agency, and physical safety compromised.
The system is failing Black domestic violence survivors
Black women know the prison industrial complex will punish us for trying to survive.
In prisons, reproductive abuse and coercion are the norm
Incarcerated pregnant people are routinely denied the reproductive care that they deserve.
Incarcerated women fight for a place in the #MeToo movement
So far, the public reckoning on sexual violence has left out survivors who are incarcerated.
Overmedicated and caged—what’s happening in women’s prisons
Incarcerated women tell researchers psychotropic drugs are overprescribed inside.
Prisons created the blueprint for reproductive violence in immigrant detention
Within the “crimmigration” system, the two forces work hand in hand to harm migrant women.