The Fight for Our Rights: Women, Mass Incarceration, and Criminal Justice

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Mass incarceration is not typically discussed in the context of the way it impacts and causes harm to women.

From Erika Cohn’s ‘Belly of the Beast.’ (Courtesy of Idle Wild Films)

On Wednesday, the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at the University of California Irvine School of Law and the ACLU of Minnesota will co-host the first of a four-part series Advancing Women’s Equality: Confronting Barriers to Full Inclusion and Progress—examining how histories of race, sex, immigration and LGBTQ discrimination undermine women’s constitutional equality and status in the U.S.

The program on Wednesday, Jan. 13—Women, Mass Incarceration and Criminal Justice—will a include a robust discussion about how mass incarceration affects women’s lives, including their reproductive health and rights, featuring:

  • Michele Goodwin, “On the Issues”…

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