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They Threw Her Baby in the Trash

When I think about all of the heartbreaking stories we’ve heard from women across the country over the course of our Dignity campaign, I have to say: this is definitely one of the worst.

Pamela Winn was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison. She was a single mother and a nurse practitioner when she was incarcerated. She was also six weeks pregnant.

Pamela Winn - attn

While in federal prison, Pamela tragically tripped over the shackles that were bound around her feet during transport. Unfortunately, Pamela suffered a tragic miscarriage because of the prison staff’s refusal to provide her with the care she needed.

Pamela still carries a great deal of pain from her incarceration - but she’s using that pain to fuel her advocacy.

Since her release from prison last year, Pamela and her organization RESTORE HER have worked with #cut50 to educate state lawmakers on a Dignity bill that was recently introduced in Georgia. She also joined us for a special roundtable with Senator Cory Booker in Washington, D.C. to discuss the federal Dignity Act.

Please watch her story and sign up to join Pamela in the fight for Dignity for Incarcerated Women.  Together, we can make sure no woman has to suffer the pain and trauma Pamela has.

Jessica Jackson
National Director at #cut50, an initiative of the Dream Corps


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  • Peggy Shorr
    commented 2018-03-23 17:18:52 -0700
    It just seems there must be more to the story…
  • Peggy Shorr
    commented 2018-03-23 17:17:23 -0700
    In another case, Attorney General Baker also announced the indictment of Pamela Winn on 20 counts of health care fraud. Winn was a registered nurse who in May of 2000 enrolled in the Medicaid program as a provider of pre-natal and post-partum services. She operated her company, Silver Spoonz, out of her home in College Park. Ms. Winn billed Medicaid for over a quarter of a million dollars in services that she never provided to mothers and children enrolled in the Medicaid program. Assistant Attorney General Harrison Kohler and US Attorney Joey Burby are prosecuting this case.
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