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Criminalization & Incarceration

Pregnant and Punished: How Our Drug Policies Hurt Women

Co-authored by Farah Diaz-Tello Throughout the world, pregnant women involved in illicit drugs as users, producers, or sellers are roundly vilified. They are viewed, as described by conservative Tennessee state legislator Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster), as the “worst of
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How Anti-Abortion Laws Criminalize Black Women

On Saturday, 23-year-old Kenlissa Jones of Albany, Georgia was arrested and held without bond at the Dougherty County jail on charges of “malice murder” and “possession of a dangerous drug” for self-inducing her own abortion. Jones reportedly told a hospital
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