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The invisible women

By Bret McCabe / Published Winter 2019 Carolyn Sufrin was a first-year OB/GYN resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2004 when her interests in providing care and advocating for change converged. As an undergraduate, she learned how Western medical science had been complicit in promoting gender stereotypes, …

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‘The Hardest Part Was Finding a Job’

Zoie Harmon was 19 years old when she first entered prison in Oklahoma for drug trafficking and possession of a firearm. She spent nine years behind bars before she was released. But with few job skills and no connections, she soon found herself turning to old habits. She landed back …

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Incarcerated Women Help Recover Rare Northwest Butterfly Species

An adult Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly being fed in Coffee Creek’s butterfly conservation lab. Courtesy of the Oregon Department of Corrections Inside Oregon’s only women’s prison, Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, a butterfly conservation lab is helping to recover a rare Northwest species of butterfly. Women incarcerated there make up the team of butterfly …

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Megan Rapinoe’s brother Brian: Immediately after World Cup win, Megan Rapinoe wishes Brian a happy birthday. Who is he? Her incarcerated brother talks to ESPN from rehab program

Megan Rapinoe had much to say after her second World Cup victory on Sunday. She called the winning feeling “surreal,” she commented on equal pay for herself and her teammates and she gave a shoutout to someone named Brian. “Just one thing – happy birthday, Brian! I love you!” she …

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Texas Lawmakers Move To Meet Women’s Needs In Prisons

Texas incarcerates more women than any other state. The number of women in Texas prisons has ballooned since 1980, growing by nearly 1,000% – twice the rate of men.  Still, women make up a relatively small portion of the state’s prison population, and advocates say women’s ne have been unmet …

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Study: About 4 percent of women are pregnant when jailed

About 4 percent of women incarcerated in state prisons across the U.S. were pregnant when they were jailed, according to a new study released Thursday that researchers hope will help lawmakers and prisons better consider the health of women behind bars. The number of imprisoned women has risen dramatically over …

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County to Create Job Center for Jailed Women

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to develop a proposal for a comprehensive, trauma-informed and gender-responsive job training program at Century Regional Detention Facility that prepares female inmates before their release to succeed in the workforce and connects them to career pathway employment after release. A study …

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