‘No Choice but to Do It’: Why Women Go to Prison

“Many of the 230,000 women and girls in U.S. jails and prisons were abuse survivors before they entered the system. And at least 30 percent of those serving time on murder or manslaughter charges were protecting themselves or a loved one from physical or sexual violence.”

Published: Dec 17, 2020
Length: 32 minutes (8,100 words)

“I Hope Our Daughters Will Not Be Punished”

“From a solitary cell in Texas, Kwaneta Yatrice Harris writes letters documenting the torturous conditions, despite the risk of retribution.”

Source: Dissent
Published: Jun 29, 2020
Length: 16 minutes (4,109 words)

The Evidence Against Her

He raped and tortured her for years. He had a gun; he “showed her diagrams of the human brain… the place that would allow her to live but without speech or memory. ‘Wouldn’t that be convenient, he said.'” She shot him, to save herself and her kids. And according to the prosecutor, jury, and judge, she’s a premeditated murderer who deserves her 20-year prison sentence.

Source: GEN
Published: May 27, 2020
Length: 44 minutes (11,071 words)

Rosi’s Choice

When a young mother fleeing violence in El Salvador faces long odds for asylum, it raises a crucial question: Who deserves sanctuary in America?

Source: VQR
Published: Mar 1, 2018
Length: 33 minutes (8,457 words)