Health & Science
Master of Arts (MA)
The United States holds 30% of the world’s incarcerated women and the laws protecting their specific needs while in the prison system differ by state. New York, Minnesota and Alabama are introducing innovative ways to improve the birthing experiences of women who are incarcerated. From programs that allow mothers to send their breast milk on dry ice to their babies to nurseries within prisons that allow babies to live with their moms for up to a year, these states are pushing for progressive changes for mothers in the system. https://reneeonque.github.io/capstone/
Onque, Renee and Nadal, Emily, "When a Woman Goes to Jail" (2021). CUNY Academic Works.
The United States holds 30% of the world’s incarcerated women and the laws protecting their specific needs while in the prison system differ by state. Some prison reform activists here in New York say that the state and city need to be doing more to help incarcerated women in the system. Reporter Emily Nadal has the story.