Category Archives: Incarceration

Action Alert: Tell PA Lawmakers Not to Punish Women in Recovery by Withholding Food

There is a very bad bill brewing in Harrisburg and we wanted to let you know about it, and ask that you take action by urging our representatives to oppose it. In short, House Bill 222 punishes people in recovery … Continue reading

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California Female Inmate Sterilizations: Why We’re Appalled, But Not Surprised.

By Rebecca Ryan, WLP Law Intern Earlier this week, the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) released a report finding that California prisons had coercively sterilized at least 148 women between 2006 and 2010. According to the report, doctors contracted by … Continue reading

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Decarcerate PA: Fighting the School-to-Prison-to-Exploited-Labor Pipeline

On October 12th, Decarcerate PA led a rally against the expansion of prisons in Montgomery County.  Protesters marched from the Occupy Philadelphia encampment to the Philadelphia offices of Hill International, which was recently contracted to construct new prisons in Montgomery … Continue reading

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