3 Ways We Can Treat Women In Prison Better
3 Ways We Can Treat Women In Prison Better #CongressionalBlackCaucus
This week, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker introduced legislation targeted at improving the lives of the almost 13,000 women currently incarcerated across the United States. Despite being the fastest growing segment of the prison population, females in jail are often left out of conversations pertaining to prison reform and conditions.
Called the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, the bill includes provisions that would require female inmates in federal prisons be provided free, quality sanitary products; would bar federal prisons from shackling or placing female inmates in solitary confinement while pregnant and would set guidelines that would make it easier for …