women in prisons


What It's Like to Be a Female Firefighter in California Prison

"I love the cutting, I love the chainsaw, I love being on the mountains. It's one of the places where you feel free. You feel like you're giving back."


Is 'Girl Violence' Really on the Rise?

A new BBC3 documentary aimed to explore female violence and how we view it as a society. But it failed to look at the reasons behind why people lash out.


How a Woman Locked Up with Breast Cancer Became a Prison Activist

Sue Ellen Allen went to prison when she was 57 years old and emerged determined to improve conditions for every woman who goes to prison.


How the British Prison System Fails Female Criminals

Subjecting nonviolent women to the penal torment and social stigma of prison does a hell of a lot more harm than good—for both the inmates and their children.


Babies Behind Bars

One hundred babies are born in prisons in England and Wales each year, yet there's no universal standard for what prisons have to provide for pregnant women—in extreme cases, some have been left to clean their cell after miscarrying.


Hey There, Lonely Girl

It breaks my heart to think about a woman all on her own in prison. Basically, I’m down to do what you want me to. Maybe I can send you some old books or pornos or something. If you tell me your interests I can print out articles from online or send...