Mass Incarceration is a Women’s Issue, Too

United States (OW) – Over the last few years, our broken criminal justice system has become a national issue as horrific stories of victims of mass incarceration have made their way into the mainstream media. The dominant narrative around this issue is usually that it disproportionately affects people of color, particularly men. Many folks have heard of Kalief Browder, a New York teenager who took his own life after suffering nearly three years in solitary confinement, all for allegedly stealing a backpack. He was never tried. Fewer people know Maria Elena Hernandez, a retired California housecleaner who was jailed after police rejected Read More

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