Moms Behind Bars: How To Make The Best Of A Bad Situation

According to a Time article by Tammerlin Drummond » 11/18/08 6:20pm 11/18/08 6:20pm, the number of women in prison has risen 650% over the last twenty years and there are more than 100,000 female inmates with children under 18 in local, state or federal custody. Many of those women are single parents and, statistically speaking, of the 1.5 million…

"They Dropped Off The Deep Edge": Women On Death Row

Debra Schaefer, warden at the SCI Muncy correctional facility in Pennsylvania, treats the inmates like she treats her children. "Some days I go in there and I feel like I'm a foster mother," she says — "the only difference is I show my children love." Debra is one of three women profiled in a Times of London piece » 9/03/08 1:00pm 9/03/08 1:00pm on…

Baby Girls Add Touch Of Pink, Peace To Mexico's Prison System

"She doesn't know it's a prison. She thinks it's her house." That's Karina Rendon, a 23-year-old woman living in a 144-square-foot prison cell with her toddler daughter and two other mothers and their children at Mexico's Santa Martha Acatitla prison. As the Times reports today, 53 children under the age of 6 live at… » 12/31/07 10:30am 12/31/07 10:30am

More Reasons To Be Glad We Don't Have To Rock The Hijab

  • Women who dress conservatively may win the affections of men like Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and Iranian clerics, but they're also at more risk of a Vitamin D deficiency because their skin rarely sees the sun. [Salon]
  • Potatoes: Not too great for the waistline but fantastic for the immune system! […
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