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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  • Randi Meredith
    signed 2017-10-17 08:54:03 -0700
  • Stephen Greenberg
    signed 2017-10-17 08:47:34 -0700
  • Jennetta Clark
    signed 2017-10-17 08:47:18 -0700
    Jennetta Clark
  • Nicole Miller
    signed 2017-10-17 08:46:45 -0700
  • John Conner
    signed 2017-10-17 08:46:24 -0700
  • Paul Harding
    signed 2017-10-17 08:45:27 -0700
  • Peter Reimer
    signed 2017-10-17 08:43:19 -0700
    BEST thing we can do to heal women, heal their children, spouses, families, communities.
  • Ralph Rexroad
    signed 2017-10-17 08:42:10 -0700
  • Randall Webb
    signed 2017-10-17 08:42:10 -0700
  • April Mendez
    signed 2017-10-17 08:39:50 -0700
  • Brenda James
    signed 2017-10-17 08:39:34 -0700
  • Christopher Lish
    signed 2017-10-17 08:39:15 -0700
  • Maureen Ellis
    signed 2017-10-17 08:38:55 -0700
  • Michael Adams
    signed 2017-10-17 08:38:41 -0700
  • Linda Wisniewski
    signed 2017-10-17 08:38:16 -0700
    Please schedule a hearing for this important piece of legislation!
  • Jeannine Sawicki
    signed 2017-10-17 08:37:16 -0700
  • Dawn Albanese
    signed 2017-10-17 08:36:40 -0700
  • Adina Beaumont
    signed 2017-10-17 08:35:41 -0700
  • A.L. Steiner
    signed 2017-10-17 08:35:09 -0700
  • Lauren Johnson
    signed 2017-10-17 08:33:52 -0700
    It Is Time.
  • Cindi Darling
    signed 2017-10-17 08:33:32 -0700
  • carolle nau
    signed 2017-10-17 08:33:22 -0700
  • John Cort
    signed 2017-10-17 08:31:48 -0700
  • Janis Medina
    signed 2017-10-17 08:31:37 -0700
  • Thomas Kitson
    signed 2017-10-17 08:30:45 -0700
  • Donielle Joslyn
    signed 2017-10-17 08:29:31 -0700
  • Harriet Jernquist
    signed 2017-10-17 08:29:09 -0700
  • Hakima Muhammad
    signed 2017-10-17 08:29:02 -0700
  • Gary McCuen McCuen
    signed 2017-10-17 08:27:31 -0700
    Thank you for protecting the children and their moms
  • Michael House
    signed 2017-10-17 08:27:24 -0700
 

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