Women in Prison Project
The Women in Prison Project (WIPP) speaks publicly and conducts educational workshops and training sessions for a wide range of audiences, including academic institutions, social service and women’s organizations, community groups, and agencies that serve currently and formerly incarcerated women.
Presentations focus on the impact of the criminal justice system on families and low-income communities of color and how participants can get involved in helping to change the laws and policies that affect women who come in contact with the system. Each session includes a discussion about the Coalition for Women Prisoners and ReConnect, WIPP’s leadership training program for formerly incarcerated women.
To request a speaker from WIPP or to schedule an educational workshop, please contact Anisah Sabur, Women in Prison Project Associate, at (212) 254-5700, extension 344 or email@example.com.
A recent report by the Prisoner Reentry Institute of John Jay College (PRI), “Women InJustice: Gender and the Pathway to Jail in New York City,” is the latest study point out that that physical and sexual trauma and abuse histories are a significant root cause for women and girls’ involvement in the criminal legal system. Read More
This story is the seventh piece in the Truthout series, Severed Ties: The Human Toll of Prisons. This series dives deeply into the impact of incarceration on families, loved ones and communities, demonstrating how the United States' incarceration of more than 2 million people also harms many millions more -- including 2.7 million children. Most [...]Read More
Under unique statutory authority granted to the CA in 1846, WIPP monitors conditions in women’s prisons in New York, a role played by no other group in the country. WIPP coordinates the Coalition for Women Prisoners, a statewide alliance of more than 1,800 people, and carries out advocacy campaigns to reform harmful criminal justice policies. [...]Read More
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