Katherine has had a very hard life. Originally from South Florida, she was born with a terminal liver disease and in 1981 she became the youngest girl in the US to receive an experimental liver transplant at the age of 10 years old.
Katherine’s health remained stable for a few years.
NY court reinstates prison sex abuse suit
AUGUST 22, 2011
Elyse Wilson, a prisoner at SCI Muncy, reports pain and frustration from two tears on her vagina that she received during an annual exam with DOC gynecologist Dr. Rodriguez. Wilson reports that Rodriguez "opened her vagina like someone would open a potato chip bag", triggering past experiences of rape and causing her to scream and tear up. Wilson requested the exam after problems with urination, which she suspected, meant a prolapsed bladder.
"Your honor, with all due respect, I know the court is going to expect me to express remorse for the crime which I have been convicted of. However, I have been wrongly convicted and what has happened to me is a gross miscarriage of Justice.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a three-judge federal court order last month requiring California to reduce its prison population in two years. Each year, it costs taxpayers about $48,000 to keep a woman incarcerated in the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla. And what do we get for our investment? Not rehabilitation.
Here's one (of many) way(s) that California can do so: Release the people inside who clearly clearly clearly do not need to be inside prison!
The California Coalition for Women Prisoners has petitions up for 4 women who have been found eligible for parole but are awaiting the governor's approval.
Elizabeth Dial has spent 11 years in prison and is up for parole for a third time.
More about her case is here: http://www.freejoypowell.org/
July 10, 2011 - 2 pm to 7 pm: Singing for SpottedCrow @ Istvan Gallery, 1218 N. Western, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Donations requested for the Patricia SpottedCrow legal defense fund in lieu of a door or entry fee. A "sentencing modification" pleading is due in this case in September 2011. Patricia SpottedCrow sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling $31 worth of marijuana. She had no prior convictions, no record, not even a speeding ticket in her past.