Support Not Punishment


There has been a staggering increase in the numbers of women in prison in the last few decades, largely due to the “War on Drugs”  Many of these women began their journey as battered women seeking solace in an environment devoid of support services. They turned to drugs or alcohol to numb pain and then to petty crimes to pay for the numbing. Do they really need prison? Or do we need stronger economies, communities and supportive social institutions?

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