12:03am

Thu May 17, 2012
Crime After Crime

Today on Your Call: How will prison reform in California affect women?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk to the creator of the documentary "Crime After Crime." The film shows one woman’s journey through a broken criminal justice system.  Women today are incarcerated at 11 times the rate they were in 1977.  What kind of policy reform could change this trend? How do poverty, abuse, and drugs factor into the imprisonment of women? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  How will realignment affect women prisoners?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Yoav Potash, producer and director of "Crime After Crime: The Battle to Free Debbie Peagler" 

Brenda Clubine, a domestic violence survivor; featured in the documentary, "Sin By Silence;" founder of Convicted Women Against Abuse and Every 9 Seconds, groups that advocate on behalf of incarcerated victims of domestic violence 

Resources:

Crime After Crime

The Habeas Project

Brenda Clubine

Sin By Silence

Every 9 Seconds

California Coalition for Women Prisoners

SF Bayview: California releases plan to cut billions in prison spending

Sacramento Bee: Valley State Prison inmates express concerns over pending conversion

Fact sheets:

http://www.prisons.org/dignity/womenprisonerfactsheet.htm

http://www.boalt.org/PAC/stats/women-prison-fact-sheet.html

http://www.womenprisoners.org/resources/critical_statistics.html

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