Articles about 'prison'

Improving mental health care for women in prison

Being a feminist mental health campaigner means leaving no woman to the fringes of the system, writes Jennifer Richards

Guest Blogger // 14 September 2018

Categories: Blog

Let’s just talk

Samuel Sims is blown away by this year’s RADA Festival which feels particularly exciting for women in theatre

Samuel Sims // 2 August 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

A rather tame riot

Cath Murray is slightly disappointed with the slow burning fifth season of the iconic Netflix prison drama, Orange is the New Black

Cath Murray // 6 June 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

Breaking boundaries

Harriet Kilikita reviews Open Clasp’s play Key Change and applauds its powerful and unflinching exploration of the lives of women prisoners

Harriet Kilikita // 30 November 2016

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The F-Word stage blog: July 2016

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in July

Lissy Lovett // 15 July 2016

Categories: Blog

A kinder, gentler Litchfield?

Sasha Garwood follows up on Dawn Kofie's recap of season two of Orange is the New Black, with the lowdown on the first episode of season three

Sasha Garwood // 16 June 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Orange is the New Black is Back

US women's prison comedy-drama Orange is the New Black returns to Netflix on 12 June. Before the inevitable back-to-back marathon watching sessions commence, Dawn Kofie provides a recap of season two and considers what might be on the agenda for season three

Dawn Kofie // 4 June 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Orange is the New Black

US women’s prison drama, Orange is the New Black, tells the story of a woman imprisoned for transporting drug money. The show has been has been tentatively praised for its...

Holly Combe // 11 October 2013

Categories: Blog

The new feminist thing?

US women's prison drama, Orange is the New Black, tells the story of a woman imprisoned for transporting drug money. The show has been has been tentatively praised for its representation of a range of female characters. Lola Ripley watches and finds the strong and prevailing message that we are all just one choice away from losing our liberty, particularly those without safety nets

Lola Ripley //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Why we should be fighting for Cece McDonald

Max Brophy situates Cece McDonald's case in the wider context of the oppression of trans women of colour, and calls for the LGBTQ community to support Cece's campaign

Guest Blogger // 20 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Woman sentenced to 41 months imprisonment in a men’s jail

In Minnesota, a young African American transgender woman has been sentenced to 41 months imprisonment in a men's jail following a hate attack on her.

Helen G // 5 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Yarl’s Wood hunger strikers sue government

Four women from the Yarl’s Wood hunger strike have launched legal action against the Home Office, reports Women’s eNews. The case is likely to be heard in March: “Over 70...

Jess McCabe // 20 April 2010

Categories: Blog

Solidarity Protest for Yarls Wood Hunger Strike

There has been a hunger strike taking place since Tuesday in the Yarls Wood immigration prison: Mothers and Fathers in detention at the Yarl’s Wood detention centre near Bedford have...

Holly Combe // 18 June 2009

Categories: Blog

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