Socialist Action presents
WOMEN AND MASS INCARCERATION
Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1pm
The Hartford Public Library
500 Main St, Hartford
Youth Program Room
Studies show that from 1977-2004 the rate of women incarcerated for sentences over one year has grown by a staggering 757%, double the rate of men. While there is a growing body of study and literature on mass incarceration in the US, most of the work focuses primarily on men. However women experience a situation that is different in many ways from that of their male counterparts. Join us on November 2nd for an important forum on Women and Mass Incarceration.
Beatrice Codianni is a former Latin Kings member who served 15 years in federal prison. She is now the Managing Editor of Reentry Central, the nation’s leading non-governmental source on reentry news, information, grants, jobs and resources. Codianni is active in the struggle to stop the transfer of women prisoners in Danbury, CT to as far as Alabama because of the Bureau of Prison’s plan to turn the only women’s facility in the Northeast into a prison for men.
Dr. Sandra Enos, Associate Professor of Sociology at Bryant University, specializes in the history of child welfare, parenting in prison, and the needs of children of incarcerated parents. She is author of the book Mothering from the Inside: Parenting in a Women’s Prison, published in 2001 and continues to write articles about women and mass incarceration.
For more information contact Toka, 860-680-7247