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What Pussy Riot have done is show up the machinery of the state for what it is: scary, violent, punitive and male.


What Pussy Riot have done is show up the machinery of the state for what it is: scary, violent, punitive and male.


Four female inmates in state prisons have sued the state of New Hampshire over what they say is unequal access to education, substance abuse treatment and other services compared to males.


An inmate at Idaho's Pocatello Women's Correctional Center apparently committed suicide yesterday. It was the second suicide within a year at the women's prison; the last was in November of 2011. 


After 49 years behind bars, the nation's longest-serving female inmate is free.


The scheduled closing of Illinois’ Dwight women's prison August 31 means a shifting of the state's inmate population that the Illinois Department of Corrections hasn't entirely figured out yet. The State Journal-Register reports that some female and male inmates could be released from prison and monitored electronically.


Five inmates filed a lawsuit against several prison officials and Armor Correctional Health Services Inc., the Miami-based company has a contract with the Virginia Department of Corrections to provide medical care at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women.


FRESNO, Calif.  -- A plan to convert Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla to a men’s facility is upsetting people in the neighboring community of Fairmead, and the City of Chowchilla has filed a legal challenge to the conversion.