ABOUT THE PROJECT


The Women and Prison project is a website, installation + zine created entirely from the work + lives of America's incarcerated women. Women and Prison: A Site for Resistance is a project of Beyondmedia Education. Learn more about the project.

NEWS FROM THE WEB


Jun 06, 2015
Creating Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration: A Win-Win for Parents and Children

Formerly incarcerated women push Massachusetts legislators to propose a bill to create community-­based sentencing alternatives for non-­violent primary caretakers of dependent children.

Jun 05, 2015
Why are we sending women with children to prison?

New Zealand's Child Poverty Action Group supports the latest report from the Families Commission "Improving outcomes for children with a parent in prison."

Jun 04, 2015
70 women graduate in Career Technical Education programs at Folsom prison

Women received certifications in computer-aided design, pre-apprentice construction labor, pre-apprentice carpentry and healthcare facilities maintenance that will help them gain employment after release from prison.

FROM THE STORE


Women and Prison Promotional Poster

Image
$20.00 | A beautiful full color hand screenprinted poster designed by Firebelly Design. More details

Writers’ Block: Stories from the Inside

Image
$10.00 | Writers' Block: Stories from the Inside, a 36-page zine, is a compilation of deeply personal narratives, visceral creative writing and provocative scholarly essay taken from Beyondmedia's Women and Prison website. Printed in full color. More details

Newest Stories

Women On the Inside
by Rachel Williams

Image

This article comes from a program, called Women on the Inside, made up of a series of classes and workshops that took place in a Iowa Correctional Institution for women. Alongside long excerpts of her students’ work, Crane-Williams discusses the silencing of women in prison.


Find Her, Feel Her, Free Her!
by Pamela Thomas

Image

Find Her, Feel Her, Free Her, is a gender-specific re-entry program created by Pamela Thomas based on her own experiences of the criminal justice system. This program is a set curriculum that assists the needs of those re-entering communities by providing them with the resources they need.


Where Love Flies Free: Women, Home, and Writing in Cook County Jail
by Ann Folwell Stanford

Image

In this essay, Stanford weaves writing by her students at Cook County Jail into a meditation on the meaning of home and the impact of incarceration on all of us.


Featured Stories