Activism and Social Justice

3 Activism and Social Justice articles categorized as: Prison Life

Invisibility of Women Prisoner Resistance
by Victoria Law

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Victoria Law’s research indicates that women prisoners are even more overlooked by mainstream society than their male counterparts.  She explains how their struggles to improve their health care, abolish sexual, maintain contact with their children and efforts to further their education have been ignored or dismissed by those studying the prison-industrial complex.

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

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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.

Letters From Prison Camp
by Kathleen Desautels

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Kathleen Desautels, a nun and previous political prisoner, was arrested for protesting the School of the Americas, and sent to Greenville, IL to serve a six-month sentence. In this series of letters to friends and family, she describes the day to day activities within the women’s prison while describing the relationships and bonds that are created inside prison walls.