Survivors Imprisoned: An Epidemic (plus good news & books!) w/ Victoria Law — #KatieSpeakShow Ep168 04/06/2019

In brief:I’m delighted to be joined again by Victoria Law — a freelance writer and editor whose work frequently focuses on the intersections of mass incarceration, gender, and resistance. You can get her book “Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles Of Incarcerated Women”, read her words at outlets such as Rewire.News, Wired, Truthout, The New York Times, Gothamist, the Nation and more, and follow her on twitter @LVikkiml.

We briefly chat about Victoria’s upcoming book AND the next one in the works. (When does she sleep???) Also, recommendations from her 2018 reading challenge and updates from the frontlines of the effort to reduce/end mass incarceration — particularly the epidemic of locking up trauma survivors, an epidemic that disproportionately effects women/femmes, people of color, and transgender and gender nonconforming people.

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Enhanced audio: Survivors Imprisoned: An Epidemic (plus good news & books!) w/ Victoria Law — #KatieSpeakShow Ep168 04/06/2019 — #KatieSpeakShow Ep00 00/00/2016

Links to on-air references:

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


“Cyntoia Brown Will Go Free in August, But There Are More Survivors Behind Bars Who Still Need Help” via Rewire.News

“50-state examination” — The AP spent months reviewing how counties and states are wrestling with re-examining juvenile life without parole. While some have resentenced and released juvenile lifers locked up for years, others have resisted taking action as battles continue in legislatures and courts. via the Associated Press

“A New Lawsuit Sheds Light on the Horrors Trans People Face in Prison” via Rewire.News

“Advocates Gather in New York City to Demand Decriminalization of Sex Work” via Rewire.News

“I Met My Challenge to Read 50 Books by Women of Color This Year. Here’s My Last Round of Favorites.” via Rewire.News

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Victoria Law: Twitter; website

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