There Are Alternatives To The Money Bail System The Justice Department Says Is Unconstitutional

If you’re broke and have no cash, a fixed bail of any sum basically means you’re locked up while awaiting trial, which pretty much goes against the whole “innocent until

Karen Fratti | August 23, 2016 - 12:13 pm

The Number Of Women In U.S. Jails Has Risen Faster Than Men But Gone Unnoticed

Because the mass incarceration problem is believed to predominantly affect men, the ways women have been sucked in hasn’t gotten any attention.

Lauren Holter | August 17, 2016 - 9:50 am

Colorado’s Vague Sexual Assault Sentencing Laws Led To A College Rapist Avoiding Jail

The 22-year-old former University of Colorado student pretended to be helping a drunk woman get home safely from a party in 2014 when he raped her.

Lauren Holter | August 11, 2016 - 8:44 am

A Transcript Of Brock Turner’s Sentencing Hearing Reveals Why He Got Such A Light Sentence

The former Stanford swimmer convicted of raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on campus was sentenced to only six months in jail, with the likelihood that he’ll get out

Lauren Holter | June 16, 2016 - 11:00 am

A Dutch Woman Was Convicted For “Illicit Sex” In Abu Dhabi After Reporting Rape

Rape victims are pressured to report their experiences to be believed, only to face victim-blaming, stigma, and, in Abu Dhabi, harsh legal consequences.

Kylie Cheung | June 14, 2016 - 10:15 am

High School Honors Student Was Just A Creepy Adult Man

When we hear the phrase life imitates art we normally don’t associate life imitating Drew Barrymore’s undercover return to high school in Never Been Kissed.

Bronwyn Isaac | February 25, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Daniel Holtzclaw Put On 24-Hour Suicide Watch After Guilty Rape Verdict

Ex-cop Daniel Holtzclaw was charged with raping 13 Black women while on patrol including:

4 counts of rape in the first degree
1 count of rape by…

Katrin Higher | December 12, 2015 - 9:30 am

Drones Are Dropping Porn, Drugs & Phones Into Prisons

There have been multiple incidents of people using drones to drop contraband porn, cell phones, and drugs into prisons, which sounds great and kind of funny on its

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 27, 2015 - 10:00 am

China’s 5 Arrested Feminist Activists Have Been Released From Custody

The five Chinese feminist activists who were arrested in the days leading up to International Women’s Day for handing out brochures about sexual harassment have been freed from custody.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 13, 2015 - 6:10 pm

The Soapbox: We Need To Talk About Criminalizing Pregnancy

A new Tennessee law makes it legal to charge a woman with child abuse and assault if she takes illegal narcotic substances while pregnant. The first woman who was arrested under this…

Deborah Jiang-Stein | September 17, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Shocking: 250 Women In California Were Pressured Into Sterilization

Almost 250 female inmates in the California prison system were sterilized — some after being pressured by doctors — between 1997 and 2010, according to a a new report. The

Daley Quinn | July 12, 2013 - 2:30 pm
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