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Study: Illinois Women's Prison Treats Inmates Too Harshly

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Inmates at Illinois’ major women’s prison have been called “crazy” and “worthless” by corrections officers, are sometimes placed in an unpadded open-bar “crisis cage” and receive harsher discipline than men for similar offenses, a study released Friday says. 623 more words


The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton Hosts Prison (Re) Form Show

The Workhouse Arts Center’s buildings and grounds have a rich story full of change, struggle, reflection, and growth. The current Prison (Re) Form Show will be up until December 31, 2017, and is intended to reflect the diverse and many-faceted histories of the center. 907 more words

Dr. Kate's patience pays off

This week I sat down with one of Lipscomb’s most beloved Bible professors, Dr. Kate Watkins. I took Dr. Kate’s Disciplines of Christian Living class during the spring semester of my sophomore year, and it changed the way I look at my faith. 687 more words

Memory Highlights Prejudice

The Book of Memory, published in 2015, was added to my reading pile through a book club I have newly joined. Zimbabwean author, Petina Gappah, writes in short, simple, unsentimental prose throughout this, her second book. 346 more words


Why I started watching OITNB again

I procrastinated writing this piece about Orange is the New Black by sitting and binge watching Orange is the New Black… Don’t judge. You’d do it too. 945 more words

Past Imperfect - #332

Prison Matron: “Now, Dottie, is this really a proper way for you to behave?”

Dottie: “I don’t care! I’m sick to death of you bringing me the same lousy food on the same lousy tray every day.” 418 more words


I Was In Prison and You Visited Me

Every Saturday morning I walk across Mexico Highway 190 from the home for needy children in Oaxaca, Mexico, where I volunteer,  to Centro De Intenamiento Feminil De Tanivet, otherwise know as the women’s prison.  505 more words