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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  • signed 2017-12-30 08:37:03 -0800
    Let’s start doing the right thing in this country!
  • signed 2017-12-29 16:53:22 -0800
    I was incarcerated and totally behind this. it is terrible how they strip us of our dignity. i miscarried in prison, and was told to find my own sanitary napkins, refused medical treatment, and told to lay down and deal with it, and no contracting during count time. it was horrible. just 1 of many things I personally experienced, on top of so much I have seen. Horrible! whatever I can do, PLEASE reach out!! God bless
  • signed 2017-12-29 15:20:29 -0800
  • signed 2017-12-29 12:30:23 -0800
    Please end the incarceration of females for non violent crimes . Restore their dignity
  • signed 2017-12-29 10:39:48 -0800
  • signed 2017-12-26 19:53:19 -0800
    My daughter works for #50. She is ALL in … as am I!
  • signed 2017-12-26 11:54:50 -0800
    Anrica Caldwell
  • signed 2017-12-25 13:44:04 -0800
  • signed 2017-12-22 08:05:43 -0800
  • signed 2017-12-17 10:09:48 -0800
    No woman shoulf be shackled while giving birth ..that is CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT,AND INHUMANE.. its disgusting to find this atrocitiy is happeneing in the US..
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    Charlene Sinclair
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