04.01.2009

Women in Prison Fact Sheet

Women in Prison Fact Sheet United States As of June 2008, 207,700 women were in state or federal prisons or local jails, just under 10% of the total U.S. prison and jail population (more than 2.3 million) Nearly 115,800 women were in state or federal prisons alone, more than 7% of the total U.S.Read More

04.01.2009

The Effects of Imprisonment on Families

Imprisonment and Families Fact Sheet Nationally, more than 8.3 million children have parents under correctional supervision (either in prison, jail, on probation or parole). More than 1.7 million children have a parent in state or federal prison. Nearly 62% of women in state prisons and 51% of men in state prisons are parents of children under 18.Read More

04.01.2009

Survivors of Abuse in Prison Fact Sheet

Survivors of Abuse in Prison Fact Sheet In prison A 1999 study found that 82% of women at New York’s Bedford Hills Correctional Facility had a childhood history of severe physical and/or sexual abuse and that more than 90% had suffered physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes. This study also found that 75% of the women had experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner during adulthood.Read More

04.01.2009

Women Prisoners and HIV

Incarcerated Women & HIV/Hepatitis C Fact Sheet HIV/AIDS.Read More

02.01.2009

New York’s Three Key Political Leaders Agree:NOW is the Time to Overhaul the Rockefeller Drug Laws

New York’s Three Key Political Leaders Agree:NOW is the Time to Overhaul the Rockefeller Drug Laws.Read More

03.01.2008

Women in Prison and Substance Abuse Fact Sheet

Women in Prison and Substance Abuse Fact Sheet.Read More

03.01.2008

Drop the Rock 2010 Campaign Brochure

Drop the Rock 2010 Campaign Brochure.Read More

01.01.2008

States that Provide Mental Health Alternatives to Solitary Confinement

Throughout the country, a growing number of states now prohibit housing inmates with mental illness in solitary confinement. Read More

01.01.2008

The Campaign to Repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws

Enacted in 1973, when Nelson Rockefeller was Governor of New York State, the Rockefeller Drug Laws require harsh prison terms for the possession or sale of relatively small amounts of drugs. The penalties apply without regard to the circumstances of the offense or the individual's character or background, so whether the person is a first-time or repeat offender is irrelevant.Read More

02.01.2007

Transgender Issues and the Criminal Justice System

Transgender Issues and the Criminal Justice System What is “transgender”? The term “transgender” describes people who understand or express their gender differently than what society expects based on the gender they were assigned at birth. This term includes people who change from one gender to another, people who express different gender characteristics, and people whose gender expression cannot be clearly defined as “masculine” or “feminine.” What is “transition”?Read More