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 can be 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 is ready to help restore dignity to the women who are living behind bars.
We are working with incredible partners: influencers, grassroots organizations, women who have lived inside, and legislators to raise awareness and bring legislative change through the federal Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act and related bills in more than seven states in 2018.
Will you join us?