Common and Imagine Justice are joining with #cut50 to stand up for Incarcerated Women and their Dignity

 

Mothers, Sisters, Daughters…..Women are the fastest growing population in United States prisons. The conditions in which many of these women are housed and the treatment they receive is shocking:

  • In many states pregnant women are forced to give birth in shackles endangering both them and their baby.
  • The overwhelming majority of women in prison are sexual assault survivors, yet in many states male guards can strip search women and supervise them in showers and bathrooms.
  • 80% of women in prison are mothers; yet many are sent hundreds of miles from their families making it impossible for their children to visit.
  • In some prisons women are denied adequate access to sanitary items forcing them to either purchase on commissary or go without proper hygiene supplies.
The Dignity Campaign, led by women who have lived in prisons and know the conditions firsthand, is empowering women to share their stories and working with state legislators to change laws in 20 states by 2020!
Will you join us?

Humanization

Empowering Women to Share their Stories

Legislation

Taking Action Across the Country

Partners in Dignity

The American Conservative Union Foundation Anti-Recidivism Coalition Survivors Guide To Prison

Dignity Advisory Board

Topeka K. Sam

Director of the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Campaign

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Leyla Martinez

President/Founder of Beyond the Box Initiative (BTB)

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Amika Mota

Prison Reentry Director at the Young Women’s Freedom Center in San Francisco

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Sue Ellen Allen

Founder of Reinventing Reentry

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Amy Ralston Povah

Filmmaker 

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Shonique Williams

Advocate for Justice

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