prison

A court ordered Idaho to pay for an inmate’s gender confirmation surgery. The governor is fighting it.

The decision marks the first time that an appeals court has ordered the state to pay for such a procedure

‘Orange Is the New Black’ is coming to an end. But we must continue to address the issues facing real women in prison.

Piper Kerman on how women are struggling to survive in a system built for men

These women spent years in prison. Here are their biggest challenges — and triumphs — since coming home.

‘I don’t think people understand that when they say [criminal records are] forever, they really are forever’

Female inmates were forced to expose their genitals in a ‘training exercise.’ According to a court ruling, that was legal.

The women were ordered to strip. Those on their periods were asked to remove their tampons and pads.

Emma Semler shared heroin with a friend who died from an overdose. Now, she’ll spend 21 years in prison.

Prosecutors charged her with distribution of heroin resulting in death

These female journalists and activists are spending International Women’s Day behind bars

Many have been jailed for speaking out against their governments or exposing human rights violations

Mesha Maren’s debut novel dissects what rebuilding a life after prison looks like

‘Sugar Run’ is this month’s Lily Lit Club pick

This imprisoned man murdered his wife and children. So why are women sending him love letters?

In November, a judge sentenced Christopher Watts to three consecutive life terms in prison

After a prison riot threatened their partners’ lives, these two Brazilian women relied on each other for support

The Alcaçuz Federal Penitentiary is a maximum-security prison

After eight months in Israeli prison, Palestinian teen protester Ahed Tamimi is released

The 17-year-old was arrested after she was filmed kicking and slapping Israeli soldiers