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WEBINAR: Women and Life Imprisonment

July 12, 2019
The Sentencing Project's Campaign to End Life Imprisonment hosted a webinar discussing research and advocacy around women serving life imprisonment.

The number of women serving life sentences is rising more quickly than it is for men, according to our recent publication, Women and Girls Serving Life Sentences. Nationwide one of every 15 women in prison — nearly 7,000 women — is serving a life or virtual life sentence. The circumstances that lead women to commit violent crimes are often complicated by a history of sexual and/or physical trauma.

The Sentencing Project’s Campaign to End Life Imprisonment hosted a webinar discussing research and advocacy around women serving life imprisonment.

Panelists:

Ashley Nellis: The Sentencing Project
Judy Henderson: National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls Fellow
Romarilyn Ralston: Project Rebound
Moderator: Morgan McLeod, The Sentencing Project

Watch the full video below:

 
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