Most Brilliant Jailbreak Just Went Down in Brazilian Prison

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"Labia Lifts" Terrorize Female Prisoners

No, it's not the latest ridiculous plastic surgery procedure — the "labia lift" is a new search technique used at a Denver women's prison, and the ACLU says it's degrading and even dangerous. » 8/26/10 4:55pm 8/26/10 4:55pm

Juvie Program Takes Bad Girls To Women's Prison To Scare Them Straight

A documentary from 2004 about female teenage juvenile delinquents called Girls In Trouble reran on MSNBC recently. The film takes a look at the practices of different facilities and the measures they take to try to keep girls from returning to the system as adults. One district has a program that takes juvie girls on… » 5/28/08 4:00pm 5/28/08 4:00pm

In Prison, Femininity Is A Privilege And Periods Are A Medical Emergency

There was a marathon of the MSNBC documentary series Lockup this past weekend, and one of the episodes focused on the L.A. County Jail system including a facility for female prisoners (the majority of whom are incarcerated on drug-related charges). Interestingly, in this prison system, women and men are treated… » 2/12/08 2:30pm 2/12/08 2:30pm