Why black girls and women are missing in action

“What about Black boys and men?” he began. “I know it must be hard being a Black woman, but Black men are going through it harder. The police are killing us and locking us up more than Black women and girls.

“We need to focus on the men.”

A victory — and the road ahead

We did it! We – ACLU, LSPC, ACOG, CYWD, the many organizational supporters and nearly 6,000 individuals who took action – passed a law prohibiting leg irons, waist chains, and handcuffs behind the back from being used on pregnant women in California jails and prisons!

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