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Eyes and Bodies

They don’t tell you about the eyes that follow you. The eyes are tired, angry, afraid, despairing, pained. They are eyes that see only behind inches of reinforced glass, belonging to bodies that live only inside of windowless, sterile detention cells. 412 more words

Incarceration

Who Counts as a Worker and Who Deserves Help?

In the spring of 1867, the levees broke in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Water poured out into planted fields, through pig pens and chicken coops, and into residents’ homes. 1,758 more words

October 2017

Women With Stories

When I was a little girl my dad worked as a chaplain at a women’s prison, and we were once given the opportunity to come and visit the prison and speak to the women. 616 more words

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Indelible Marks

MY MOM TOLD ME WHY YOU’RE IN IN JAIL, BECAUSE OF MURDER! DON’T KILL DAD PLEASE THAT IS A SIN. JESUS WATCHES WHAT YOU DO. PRAY TO HIM.

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Keeping Families Together in the Aftermath of Prison

Formerly incarcerated mothers—and their children—deserve the chance to be a normal family. The Hour Children program gives them that chance.

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“ON DECEMBER 3, 2003, Johanna Flores stood in the baggage claim area at John F. 422 more words

Carolyn Sufrin

Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and Ob/Gyn at Johns Hopkins University. She has worked extensively on reproductive health issues affecting incarcerated women, from providing clinical care in jail, to research, policy, and advocacy. 32 more words

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