After recent findings that Aboriginal women detainees are strip searched at higher rates than non-Indigenous women, it’s clear that Australia needs to address racial discrimination in justice systems.
About half of incarcerated women in the United States are mothers to children under age 18. Natural spaces within a prison can help maintain their mother-child bonds.
Nearly two-thirds of incarcerated mothers have never received a visit from their children. A scholar who studies women in prison explains the barriers that families face and how they might be removed.