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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    Shirley M. Bryant

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  • signed 2018-02-20 09:38:17 -0800
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    Human beings should not be shackled while giving birth
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  • signed 2018-02-08 21:13:39 -0800
    Thank you for utilizing your platforms and amplifying your voices for the voiceless. Dignity and justice for all!
  • signed 2018-02-08 18:23:10 -0800
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-06 20:30:52 -0800
    Sign the petition: Let's Talk About Dignity
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    Helen Baur
  • signed 2018-01-28 11:19:22 -0800
    These women deserve protection and dignity!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2018-01-25 18:57:22 -0800
    Sign the petition: Let's Talk About Dignity
  • signed 2018-01-25 18:57:01 -0800
    Dignity and respect seem to be disappearing ALL ACROSS AMERICA and actually ALL OVER THE WORLD. Individuals STILL need some RESPECT even in prison. Just as the ones who give no respect, demand it from others. WHAT THEY DID TO HER PLUS COSTING THE BABIES LIFE DESERVES A PRISON SENTENCE FOR ALL INVOLVED!!
  • signed 2018-01-25 09:24:11 -0800
    brenda rizzo, this needs to pass.I have a story for you.Contact me if possible.Let the Truth be heard
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