Kim Dadou Shares Her Experience As a DV Survivor in Prison
Kim Dadou shared her experiences as a DV survivor in prison. She was incarcerated for 17 years and uses her own experiences to convey the barriers that she encountered in the criminal justice system. Dadou argues for the need to change perceptions of women who defend themselves against their abusers and reform sentencing. Prison, she says, is not the place for a battered woman to be rehabilitated.
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
“Prison Within Prison: Voices of Women Held In Isolated Confinement in New York” is a collection of oral and visual observations from twenty women about their experiences being held in isolated confinement in New York’s women’s prisons and Rikers Island. They are advocates and leaders on a range of issues in the movement to end [...]Read More
WOMEN AND ISOLATED CONFINEMENT Women held in isolated confinement are subjected to dehumanizing treatment—treatment that makes it difficult for them to maintain their dignity, hygiene, nutrition and personal property. They can get in trouble for something as simple as attempting to talk to the person next to them. They are denied commissary privileges which provide [...]Read More