Because She’s Powerful: The Political Isolation and Resistance of Women with Incarcerated Loved Ones
Source: Essie Justice Group
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Family Members, People who have experienced Trauma, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Family
In order to better understand the impact of incarceration on gender equity, the authors of this report, a research team of 25 members of Essie Justice Group, and Essie Justice Group staff endeavored to explore the effects of the system of mass incarceration on women with incarcerated loved ones. Fourteen organizations joined our effort. Together we surveyed 2,281 women* who answered 41 questions that focused on the experience of having an incarcerated loved one. Women in 46 states and Puerto Rico completed online or paper surveys, or attended a focus group session led by one of 12 national partners.