prisons

prison reform

'Starving The Beast': The Women Working To Close a Misused Atlanta Jail

Marilynn Winn, a formerly incarcerated 68-year-old Black woman, wants to repurpose Atlanta City Detention Center into a wellness and freedom center for the local community.
Kimberly Lawson
2.8.19
prison

Women-Led Initiatives Are Closing the Gender Gap in Prison Coding Programs

Coding bootcamps for prisoners have been around since 2014, but they used to be exclusively for men. Girl Develop It is one of the women-led programs tackling that problem.
Zara Stone
8.3.18
prison

After Marrying Her Prison Pen Pal, This Woman is Sharing Inmates' Writing

Inmate Blogger founder Suzie Jennings was inspired to set up her publishing platform after seeing how much writing helped her incarcerated husband, Steven.
Carmen Russo
7.12.18
prisons

'I Loved Myself for the First Time': Women Prisoners Heal Trauma with Dance

High percentages of incarcerated women suffer from untreated PTSD. One quickly expanding program is successfully using dance to help them move forward.
Ari Honarvar
3.30.18
Criminal Justice

Watch Live: How Can We Tackle the Challenges Women Face in US Prisons?

Broadly is live at the Women Unshackled conference in DC to discuss the unique challenges faced by women every day in the US justice system.
Broadly Staff
7.18.17
prison

Elizabeth Warren Wants to Ban the Shackling of Pregnant Inmates for Good

Women are the fastest growing population of prisoners in America, and they're being shackled during pregnancy and denied basic menstrual products.
Mitchell Sunderland
7.12.17
Health

We Can't End the HIV Crisis Unless We Get Serious About Sexual Health in Prisons

If the US wants to take the crisis of HIV in African American communities seriously, researchers and HIV advocates say they must treat prisoners with the same time-tested health practices that are used on the outside, which includes making condoms and...
Peter Moskowitz
12.31.16
politics

The Unique Hell of Loving Someone in Jail

Thousands of men are incarcerated in prisons all over the world, marking an end to their freedom—sometimes permanently. For their mothers, daughters, and partners, the sentence marks the beginning of a painful struggle.
Sophie Brown
4.1.16
BEAUTY PAGEANTS

Crowning Miss Max: Inside Brazil's Biggest Prison Beauty Pageant

Brazil is home to some of the biggest pageants in the world like Miss World and Miss Universe. Lesser known, however, is Miss Max—a beauty competition at a Sao Paolo prison.
Broadly Staff
1.5.16