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Kelly Ann Savage is Free!

We are absolutely thrilled to share that Kelly Savage was released from prison last week!!!

Why Is California Keeping Kelly Savage in Prison for a Crime She Didn't Commit?

Kelly Savage had been planning her escape. She and her two children were going to take the 7:45 am bus from Porterville, in California's Central Valley, to Los Angeles. There, her sister would help them hide from Mark Savage, the husband whose brutal assaults Kelly had suffered for the past three years.

But 15 hours before their escape, while she was running last-minute errands, her husband beat her 3-and-a-half-year-old son Justin. The boy died. Both Mark and Kelly were arrested.

New ACLU Report Examines Devastating Impact of Solitary Confinement on Women


Today, the ACLU released Worse than Second Class: Solitary Confinement of Women in the United States. Recognizing that women in solitary are often ignored, the report examines the gendered impact of solitary and issues a series of recommendations. These recommendations assume that vulnerable populations will continue to be incarcerated and focus on ameliorating the harmful effects of solitary.

Feds: Kan. women's prison violates inmates' rights


If Kansas officials don't take remedial action in less than 50 days to address Eighth Amendment violations at the prison, the Justice Department issued notice of intent to file a federal lawsuit to compel reform


By Tim Carpenter
The Capitol-Journal

State halts Chowchilla prison switch


State halts Chowchilla prison switch

Women inside Valley State have been fighting against this conversion -- making Valley State a men's prison will subject the women to even more overcrowding.  This temporary injunction was a good victory, spearheaded by Justice Now.  

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