Tag Archives: criminal justice

Why I Went to Prison

 by Michelle Cale, guest blogger I first went to prison in May 2010.  Luckily for me, I was able to leave the same day because I was just a visitor.  I was part of a group invited by Get On The Bus, a nonprofit organization that had recently brought together mothers incarcerated in the Central [...]

California Not Ready to Relocate Inmates from State Prisons to Counties

By Emma Mayerson, Development Assistant Kim Carter, Founder and Executive Director of our grant partner the Time for Change Foundation, is passionate about reducing recidivism and crime in California through supportive services and rehabilitation. She has been working with California state government for ten years: educating, informing and advocating about issues related to incarceration. Most recently, Ms. Carter has taken a [...]

WPI Fellows Strive to End Shackling of Pregnant Women

By Emma Mayerson, Development Assistant Tamaya Garcia has been fighting for Assembly Bill 568 for two years with our grant partner the Center for Young Women’s Development. AB 568 would ensure that the least restrictive restraints possible are used on pregnant women who are in jail. In other words, it would end the use of belly chains, leg irons, ankle restraints [...]

Grant Partners in the News

Congratulations to our grant partners who have been in the news recently! We are proud to support the ground-breaking efforts of these organizations. Since 1979, we have invested $28.8 million dollars supporting over 1,200 organizations in California whose work advances the health, safety and economic security of Californians. Banteay Srei was featured in the New [...]

Visiting Mothers in Prison at Central California Women’s Facility

By Anuja Mendiratta RGHR Fund Program Advisor The Women’s Foundation of California As part of my work with the Race,  Gender and Human Rights Fund of the Women’s Foundation of California, I co-organized a visit to the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, California. Last week’s visit provided a rare glimpse into the lives of [...]

Safeguarding Their Rights to Parent: Young Mothers in Prison

By Sande Smith, Director of Communications at the Women’s Foundation of California “Being that I work with young women everyday I would love to see our society and our communities really supporting young mothers so that they can be the best parents they can be, and so there won’t be so many young people in [...]

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