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Come Hangout with Susan Madden Lankford and child care author Marcy Axness | Humane Exposures Blog

Come Hangout with Susan Madden Lankford and child care author Marcy Axness | Humane Exposures Blog | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
Next Monday, June 18th, at 11am Pacific Time / 9 am Eastern, we will be holding our first open Hangout on Google+.
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Strategy to End Homelessness in Connecticut this Year | Humane Exposures Blog

Strategy to End Homelessness in Connecticut this Year | Humane Exposures Blog | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
Photo by Susan Madden Lankford Connecticut’s emergency shelters serve more than 14,000 men, women and children each year. Hundreds more go unsheltered, s
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Women in Prison: No longer hopeless (Includes interview)

Women in Prison: No longer hopeless (Includes interview) | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
Cells in jails and prisons around the United States are being filled by women at an alarming rate.
Drugs. Crime. Children. Shame.
A prison sentence is different for a woman than it is for a man.
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To curb conflict, Colorado high school swaps suspension for conversation

To curb conflict, Colorado high school swaps suspension for conversation | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it

"The same is true with the traditional discipline, where it’s all about punishment, punishment, punishment. It’s not about restoring relationships. It’s not about taking responsibility for your actions. It’s about punishment. And so that no longer fits the society of our future. What fits the society of our future is people coming together on working and solving problems together."


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Restorative justice style program aiming at an earlier state of the problem. Very interesting. 

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OK Senate-passed Bill Lowers Highest Female Prison Rate | Humane Exposures Blog

OK Senate-passed Bill Lowers Highest Female Prison Rate | Humane Exposures Blog | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
The Oklahoma Senate Appropriations Committee last week gave unanimous approval to a measure seeking to lower the nation’s highest female incarceration r
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A hopeful note, perhaps? 

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California prison offers ‘quieter’ stay —for $155 a day | The Raw Story

California prison offers ‘quieter’ stay —for $155 a day | The Raw Story | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
California prison offers ‘quieter’ stay —for $155 a day | The Raw Story http://t.co/FqMBrSTT38
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Solano Re-entry Council/Children and Families of Incarcerated Parents ... - TheReporter.com

Solano Re-entry Council/Children and Families of Incarcerated Parents ... - TheReporter.com | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
Solano Re-entry Council/Children and Families of Incarcerated Parents ...TheReporter.comThe public is invited to attend the Solano Re-entry Council/Children and Families of Incarcerated Parents Committee presentation on The Impact of Parental...
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'Another Kind Of Prison': Dana Ullman Documents the Challenging ...

'Another Kind Of Prison': Dana Ullman Documents the Challenging ... | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
Over the past 15 years, the number of incarcerated women in prison increased by 203%, as compared to 77% for men. With such a rapid increase in prison populations, services within prisons have inevitably suffered.
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TX may be national leader in criminal justice reform - OneNewsNow

TX may be national leader in criminal justice reform - OneNewsNow | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
OneNewsNowTX may be national leader in criminal justice reformOneNewsNowThe Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced the state's crime rate fell 8.3 percent in 2011 -- a year when the state's incarceration rate dropped 1.45 percent.
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A prospective surveillance model for rehabilitation for women with breast cancer - Stout - 2012 - Cancer - Wiley Online Library

A prospective surveillance model for rehabilitation for women with breast cancer - Stout - 2012 - Cancer - Wiley Online Library | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
RT @Oalkassabi: A prospective 2012 surveillance model for rehabilitation for women with breast cancer http://t.co/M3N7tHfM #physiotherapy @Physio_Ar...
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Police abuse: vulnerable women and girls were targeted by sexual predators

Police abuse: vulnerable women and girls were targeted by sexual predators | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
Officers were able to access police databases to find potential victims amid a shocking lack of supervision (RT @WomenUndrSiege: Police abuse: vulnerable women and girls were targeted by sexual predators http://t.co/4YgZVuCd...
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Robert Riggs: Urban Anthropology and Mass Incarceration | CUNY ...

Robert Riggs: Urban Anthropology and Mass Incarceration | CUNY ... | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
Robert Riggs and his mentor, Prof. Curtis, Anthropology, John Jay have co-authored several journal articles and technical reports. Riggs has been accepted as a McCracken Fellow at NYU for the Ph.D. in Sociology.
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Brooke County starts mental health court for veterans to provide help, reduce incarceration

Brooke County starts mental health court for veterans to provide help, reduce incarceration | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
WELLSBURG, W.Va. - Brooke County is launching a special court for military veterans to help reduce the number of non-violent offenders behind bars.
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Racial Disparity in Juvenile Facilities Increased as Overall Incarceration Plummeted, Report Says | National Council on Crime & Delinquency

Racial Disparity in Juvenile Facilities Increased as Overall Incarceration Plummeted, Report Says | National Council on Crime & Delinquency | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it


In this blog piece, Editor in Chief John Kelly of the Chronicle of Social Change covers NCCD's recently released research series on youth deincarceration.


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Meditating Behind Bars: Why Yoga In Prisons May Mitigate Recidivism | Dowser

Meditating Behind Bars: Why Yoga In Prisons May Mitigate Recidivism | Dowser | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
Earlier this year the Supreme Court ruled that California prisons were in such bad shape they violated the 8th amendment prohibiting cruel and unusual (Meditating Behind Bars: Why Yoga In Prisons May Mitigate Recidivism
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V.A. Budgets Spending Increase, End to Vet Homelessness in 2015 | Humane Exposures Blog

V.A. Budgets Spending Increase, End to Vet Homelessness in 2015 | Humane Exposures Blog | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
Very recently the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released its proposed 2015 budget of $164 billion, reflecting a 6.5% increase in spending over the current
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Incarcerated Women and the Transformational Power of Poetry

Incarcerated Women and the Transformational Power of Poetry | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it

in a naked state
the women who name
those women have to be contained
those women who disclose, expose
those who show, too eager to show
show scars, who hurting
hurt others
take them, scapegoat,
away


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Once more we see the beneficial powers of art. 

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Art is important, especially for those who currently have little else. 

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In 37 States, 180,000 Female Ex-drug Offenders, Particularly Minority Women, are Subjected to a Cruel Lifetime Embargo on Welfare Benefits | Humane Exposures Blog

In 37 States, 180,000 Female Ex-drug Offenders, Particularly Minority Women, are Subjected to a Cruel Lifetime Embargo on Welfare Benefits | Humane Exposures Blog | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
English: Logo of the . (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In 12 states, felony drug offenders face lifelong exclusion from most public benefits, even after serving
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A truly reprehensible state of affairs. 

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Photographer Captures the Experiences of Mentally Ill Prison Inmates - PetaPixel

Photographer Captures the Experiences of Mentally Ill Prison Inmates - PetaPixel | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
Due to the evaporation of funding that supports mental health facilities, many prisons across the United States have been given the extra duty of treat (This is painful to see, but that's why we must see it.
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'Another Kind Of Prison': Dana Ullman Documents the Challenging ...

'Another Kind Of Prison': Dana Ullman Documents the Challenging ... | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it

Over the past 15 years, the number of incarcerated women in prison increased by 203%, as compared to 77% for men. With such a rapid increase in prison populations, services within prisons have inevitably suffered.

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From detention cells to the stage - CNN.com

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Playmaking for Girls works with incarcerated girls to write and perform short plays.


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Novel Solution to Prison Overcrowding - Reading - About - News & Issues

Novel Solution to Prison Overcrowding - Reading - About - News & Issues | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
Novel Solution to Prison Overcrowding - ReadingAbout - News & IssuesPrison Reading, Clipart.com In the US, prisons are overcrowded--more than our fair share.
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A BOOK FROM MOM- An effort to enhance the bond between ...

“A Book From Mom” began in 2004 in an effort to enhance the bond between incarcerated mothers and their children, to provide the children with tangible evidence that Mom is thinking of them, and to improve literacy in both ...
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Facts about the Over-Incarceration of Women in the United States

Facts about the Over-Incarceration of Women in the United States | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
Campaigns:  Defending Targets of Discrimination Safe Communities, Fair Sentences Projects:  Women's...
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Alternatives to Long Prison Terms - New York Times

Alternatives to Long Prison Terms - New York Times | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
Alternatives to Long Prison TermsNew York TimesFortunately, in states such as Texas, lawmakers began emphasizing alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent offenders back in 2005 and have saved billions ...
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Formerly Incarcerated Issue Statement Regarding NYPD’s Stop and Frisk Policy

Formerly Incarcerated Issue Statement Regarding NYPD’s Stop and Frisk Policy | Women in Prison: Humane Exposures | Scoop.it
The Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People’s Movement stands together with those who believe the “Stop and Frisk” policy belongs in fascist countries with brutal rulers, not in the United States of America.

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