On October 4th, we sat down with the Women of the Wire to explore the challenges that incarcerated women in our city face when reentering into society. In this special installment of our Humanitini series, we listened as women shared their lived experiences and discussed the role of storytelling in their work as advocates for justice reform. Now, our conversation is available for stream. Tune in below!
Author Archives: Matthew Thompson
In Washington, DC, only about 5 percent of those behind bars are women. But a substantial majority of these women are mothers, and many leave small children behind when they are sentenced to years or decades of incarceration. Women’s experiences of incarceration are dramatically different than those of men. Moreover, their reentry process when they are released is driven by different needs and challenges many women face as a result of their roles in families and communities. Returning women often