Are These Moms Handing Their Kids Over to the Justice System?

During the four years I spent behind bars, I encountered hundreds of women – all with a unique personal story and background. I remember wondering to myself, “How did all these women end up in prison?” Some of them had traumatic childhoods, some were victims of physical and/or sexual abuse and others had grown up…

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Fingerprints: The New Drug Test

Breathe on this. Spit on that. Provide a urine sample. You know the drill. The methods of drug testing are relatively common and well-known. From breathalyzers to blood tests, most people are familiar with the process. But…that’s all about it change. The new instructions for drug testing might simply be: Touch this. Just a touch?…

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    During the four years I spent behind bars, I encountered hundreds of women – all with a unique personal story and background. I remember wondering to myself, “How did all these women end up in prison?” Some of them had traumatic childhoods, some were victims of physical and/or sexual abuse and others had grown up…

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