Mothers Behind Bars

The National Women’s Law Center and the Rebecca Project for Human Rights are co-presenting a webinar November 8th, Mothers Behind Bars. The session will begin at 1pm ET and is free of charge. The session will focus on the recently released report of the same name, a state by state report card and federal analysis of the treatment of pregnant and parenting women in prison, and its effects on their children.

From the site:

More women — two-thirds of whom are mothers — are behind bars today than at any other point in U.S. history as a result of mandatory sentencing for drug offenses. Federal and state correctional laws and regulations must ensure the humane treatment of these women. Policy makers’ failure to do so results in the neglect of pregnant women and mothers and unnecessary suffering for them and their children.

The National Women’s Law Center and the Rebecca Project for Human Rights are hosting a one-hour webinar on Monday, November 8 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern to discuss the recently released report: Mothers Behind Bars: A state-by-state report card and federal review on conditions of confinement for pregnant and parenting women.

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