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.
When Cassidy Green learned that she was pregnant, she and her husband didn’t discuss cribs, co-sleeping, or even diapers. Instead, they worried about more basic and immediate challenges, like whether Green would be able to spend more than a few days with her baby. Green was in prison, 9 years into a 15-year prison sentence [...]Read More
Reports & Research
“Solitary at Southport: A 2017 Report Based Upon the Correctional Association’s Visits, Data Analysis, & First-Hand Accounts of the Torture of Solitary Confinement from One of New York’s Supermax Prisons”
“The isolation itself is torture. Mentally and emotionally, it breaks you down. Spiritually it strips you. The way it is built is to break you down as a person and push your family away.” From “Solitary at Southport” Solitary confinement is torture. New York State subjects people to solitary confinement and other forms of isolation [...]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