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Kite Line- March 16, 2018: Women’s Resistance Behind Bars

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This week, we speak with Victoria Law- a freelance journalist, mother of a New York City high school student, author of the book Resistance Behind Bars, the co-author of the forthcoming book Your Home Is Your Prison, as well as the editor of Tenacious, a journal of art and writing by incarcerated women.

 

She starts by telling us why she has devoted so much research to the subject of prison, and specifically women in prison. She then walks us through different important yet commonly overlooked topics, such as women rioting and resisting while on the inside, the shackling of women during pregnancy and labor, and some of the challenges specific to incarcerated women, and how it affects their ability to resist and organize behind the prison walls.

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