The number of women who cycle through U.S. jails is increasing by approximately 1.6 percent each year, to 109,100 in 2014, while the number of women in prisons has risen nearly tenfold in the past 40 years, to 111,300 in 2013. Though the United States accounts for only 5 percent of the world’s women, it has 33 percent of the world’s women prisoners.
There is no current data on how many of those women are pregnant.
Part of Making Room: Cultural Production in Occupied Spaces. Funded in part by the NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs. Wed, October 14th, 7pm
Monday, October 12th, 7:00 pm
The Red Room
Other summit speakers include UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Hon. Pamela Alexander, UCI Law Professor Michele Goodwin, Sue Ellen Allen, Detective Jack Cole, Dr. George Woods Jr.
If you want the in-a-nutshell version, check out my listicle on Bitchmedia:
Navigating Gender in Prison Reporting
How has the printed book found a home in the digital world? Do handmade books become more precious because much of our writing and reading is now done online? A panel of writers and publishers discusses the recent and unexpected print renaissance. Part of the PEN World Voices Festival
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 11:30am
Crosby Street Hotel Screening Room
In Western Massachusetts on Saturday, April 11th? I'll be at the Pioneer Valley ZineFest tabling copies of Tenacious: Art & Writings by Women in Prison as well as copies of the ABC No Rio history zines I co-wrote back in the 1990s and early 2000s. I'll have brand-new, hot-off-the-press copies of the Spring/Mother's Day 2015 issue of Tenacious for sale.