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'Orange is the New Black' author Piper Kerman talks prison reform in Salem

Before she authored the bestselling memoir “Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” and inspired the similarly titled Netflix series, Piper Kerman was among the hundreds of thousands of women in the United States behind bars. 14 more words

Oregon Legislature

Oregon's female inmates need support, not another prison | Guest Opinion

Oregon’s only prison for women is over capacity with more than 120 temporary and emergency beds in use to accommodate the skyrocketing women’s prison population, which has quadrupled in the last 20 years. 39 more words

The Oregonian

Bills would stave off opening of second women's prison

Several proposals in the Legislature would stave off the need to open an expensive second women’s prison in the midst of Oregon’s $1.6 billion revenue shortfall, according to initial projections. 14 more words

Oregon Legislature

As we once again headed up the N1 to continue our journey with God at Worcester Female Centre, we couldn’t have been able to plan what was to unfold during the day. 515 more words

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Oregon faces skyrocketing female prison population

The nation is facing a massive increase in the number of women who are incarcerated — female inmates increased by 700 percent from 1980 to 2014 — and Oregon is no exception. 7 more words

Statesman Journal

Women's prison focus of state summit, legislative session

The women’s prison population has tripled in the past two decades because of sentencing reforms and a criminal justice system that is biased against women, according to a criminal justice reform researcher. 13 more words

Portland Tribune

Locked up like us, at Tutwiler

Immigrant means prisoner?

By Andrea Baldwin

I teach an Introduction to Women’s Studies course at the Tutwiler Women’s Prison in Alabama.  I have been doing so for the last two months and the experience so far has been nothing like I expected. 480 more words

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