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

‘It’s Criminal’ brings students and inmates together for conversation and performance

A college class collaborates with a group of inmates

A bold experiment in parenting and punishment is allowing mothers to raise their babies in prison

A look at the ‘Moms and Babies’ program in Illinois

It’s now illegal for New York cops to have sex with people they arrest

Officers have an uneven power dynamic over people in their custody

This woman got 5 years of jail time for voter fraud

Crystal Mason says she was never told she couldn’t vote

North Carolina is no longer restraining inmates while they give birth

The change comes after years of urging from activists and doctors