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Susan McLaughlin, who has served 18 years of a life sentence for accomplice to murder, said, "This is the worst it has ever been. . . . How would you like to hold your bowels for an hour, lights on 24 hours a day?"

"There is a better way. If you really want to help women rehabilitate, stop putting them in hidden cages. These women need real community-run programs where they and their children can heal." -Maisha Quint, LSPC Family Advocacy Cooridnator

"It used to be that illegal immigration was men's work. This is no longer the case: More than ever before, it is women's work, too."