Susan Buttenwieser's writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in Brain, Child, The Brooklyn Rail, Atticus Review, and other publications. She teaches creative writing in New York City public schools and with incarcerated women.
With newly emboldened anti-choice legislators poised to pass more and more laws restricting abortion, reproductive rights groups are strengthening coalitions and working together with a new level of energy. More »
A new report details widespread abuse of transgender and gender-nonconforming people in U.S. prisons, jails, and immigration detention centers—and points to how corrections agencies can improve conditions. More »
The number of women in prison has been increasing at nearly double the rate of men. Advocates—including formerly incarcerated women—are taking a closer look at the reasons, and what can be done to stem the tide. More »
When a woman serves time in prison, it takes a toll on both her future and her children. New sentencing alternatives, including those that keep families together, are starting to gain momentum. More »
First-year orientation is too late for young men and women to start learning about consent. Activists are pushing for better access to early, comprehensive sex education as one way to have an impact. More »
As activists build momentum to ban the shackling of incarcerated pregnant women, a new report reveals substandard reproductive health care for women behind bars. More »