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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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Wednesday June 29, 2016 – RJF, Worcester : Phase 2

On Day 7, Jennifer Chatburn who is no stranger to the Restorative Justice Process shared her testimony of being a victim of crime. 608 more words

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Pollsmoor Prison. The largest prison in the Western Cape, where on the first Thursday of every month the doors are opened to accommodate scores of prayer warriors. 69 more words

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Emergency Board rejects funding request for another women's prison

The Oregon Legislature’s Emergency Board on Wednesday turned down a request for funding that would go toward opening a second women’s prison in the state next year.The committee accepted the recommendation of a subcommittee, which rejected the request but pledged to revisit the issue early next year. 13 more words

Oregon Legislature

Emergency Board denies request for funding for second women's prison

Lawmakers want to try to reduce the female inmate population through alternative programs

The Oregon Emergency Board on Wednesday denied a request by state corrections officials for $3.8 million to continue laying the groundwork for opening a second women’s prison in Oregon. 15 more words

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