Substitute House Bill 2747, Using Restraints on Pregnant Women or Youth Brochure
A brochure from the Department of Corrections (DOC) with legal definitions and descriptions of the impacts of the Substitute House Bill 2747.
2011 Washington State Girls Group Evaluation
Sarah Cusworth Walker, Ph.D. & Ann Muno, MSW
This study examined the effectiveness of psycho-educational and support group for girls on probation in Washington State.
2010 Female Prisoners Settle Lawsuit Against Washington DOC
Female prisoners settle lawsuit against Washington Department of Corrections challenging staff sexual abuse.
Press Release Aug. 6, 2010
Powerful Voices: Theory of Change
For over a decade, Powerful Voices
has been improving the lives of adolescent girls in Seattle through innovative evidence-based programs in public middle schools and in the juvenile justice system.
Breaking Down the Bars
From the Oprah network: this unique series about life behind bars chronicles the journey of a select group of women in three different stages of incarceration; entering prison, others mid-sentence and a few preparing to re-integrate into society.
Women in Prison: A Fact Sheet
From Amnesty International, a summary of Sexual Assault and Misconduct Against Women in Prison, Sentencing and The War on Drugs, Medical Neglect of Women in US Prisons, and Discrimination Based On Gender, Race and Sexual Orientation
Illegal Strip Searches at the Cook County Jail
Marlan, a journalist for the Chicago Reader, investigates the recent successful lawsuit against the Cook County Sheriff for conducting group strip searches of women in the Cook County Jail.
State acts on abuse cases at women's prison
State prison officials, responding to allegations that there is a culture of sexual assault at the Washington Correctional Center for Women...