Let's Talk About Dignity

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We call on Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to schedule a hearing on the issue of female incarceration and its impact on public safety and communities across America.

The vast majority of incarcerated women are survivors of physical, sexual and emotional trauma. More than half are mothers or primary caregivers. Nearly 75% are incarcerated for crimes that result from drug addiction or financial necessity.

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Prisons were not designed for women. Incarcerated women have unique health, hygiene and safety needs that are not adequately addressed by our current system. 2,000 women give birth while incarcerated, every year. Thousands more deal with the pain of being separated by hundreds of miles from their children and families.

Bipartisan criminal justice legislation introduced in both the House and Senate is a bright spot in an otherwise dysfunctional political atmosphere. A very important segment of the prison population is being left out of the conversation.

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The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act has offered solutions for the treatment incarcerated women. Yet, there have been no hearings scheduled.

Chairman Grassley and members of the Senate Judiciary: It's time to talk about Dignity for Incarcerated Women!

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    christy stewart
  • signed 2018-01-12 17:49:45 -0800
    My friend Cassie, got 15yrs in federal prison for a first offense drug charge and was separated from her newborn son, not knowing the person she was with had a handgun in car and she was also charged with that .i have watched her go from one federal prison to the next and the way she has been treated is dishearting ,her son is now 11 and she has had almost no contact with him and it’s so sad,by the time she is released he will be 16…
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    Most of the crimes that land women in prison are non-violent. It is counterproductive and cruel to treat these women harshly and brutally instead of giving them opportunities to build better lives.
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