Jails are no longer the safest place in America, but they’re not the most dangerous, either.
The nation’s jails are among the most overcrowded in the country, and in recent years, violent crime has increased there.
And the nation’s highest court has said the law should not apply to jails.
But there is a new problem for women in jail: the jailers themselves are now at the forefront of a national effort to raise standards and improve care for women.
The American Psychological Association has joined forces with the U.S. Department of Justice, and the American Bar Association is launching a new initiative to improve prison environments.
But as many jails have changed since the 1960s, and as women’s rights advocates have been fighting for decades, a new wave of activists has also been pushing for a change in how jails are run.
And that is where Jennifer McBride comes in.
McBride, the director of the Prison Project at the Prison Policy Initiative, is a former prison guard who is now a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and an advocate for reforming the criminal justice system.
In a report she co-authored last year, “The Prison-Industrial Complex: How the Legal and Behavioral Science Are Corrosive to Women and Girls in Custody,” McBride detailed the harsh realities of women’s incarceration.
“The idea of a prisoner being put to work as a prostitute or a drug dealer or a junkie is absolutely horrifying to me,” she said.
They’re locked up in isolation, often for days at a time, and they’re told to sleep in a cell next to another person, that it will be okay.” “
But they’re treated like that, they’re taken to these horrible prisons that are full of people with mental health problems.
They’re locked up in isolation, often for days at a time, and they’re told to sleep in a cell next to another person, that it will be okay.”
And these are the conditions that make many women afraid to speak up about abuse, said McBride.
She said many women who are sexually abused at the hands of their own mothers are not speaking out because they fear their mothers will blame them.
In an effort to address the violence against women in jails, the National Coalition for Women, a national nonprofit, is now using a new campaign called “The Campaign for Prison Justice,” to help women who want to seek justice for abuse.
This new initiative will bring together advocates and policymakers to address a common issue, McBride said.
The coalition has launched a website to provide women with tips on how to report abuse, as well as an online petition.
And it’s calling for the federal government to adopt the recommendations of the report by McBride’s organization, and to take the jailing of women out of the criminal code.
The campaign’s goal is to educate women about their rights in the prison system, and McBride is trying to raise the profile of the movement.
“In the last two decades, we have had the Prison Rape Elimination Act, which passed the House and the Senate, which was very important in changing the way the criminal-justice system deals with women,” McBeth said.
But this is only the beginning, she said, and it’s critical that all women are given the support they need to advocate for their rights.
“There are still so many barriers in the criminal system,” she added.
“Women are still not given the legal protections that they deserve.”
As of the time of this article, the campaign has garnered more than 13,000 signatures, and has received hundreds of letters of support from women, many of whom have been in jail for decades.
McBess said she’s proud of the work she’s doing, and hopes that other women will join her in the campaign to end the violence that women in custody face.
“We have the tools, the skills, and we have the determination, the courage, to change our system,” Mcbeth said, adding that she hopes to work with other women in prison and other women who have experienced domestic abuse to help change the prison environment for all women.
“This is not a movement of women, but it’s an entire movement,” she concluded.
The article originally appeared on NBC News.