Health Justice for Women in Prison

Production Date: August 22, 2016 Practice Areas: Health Care Law and Public Interest Law Estimated Length: 5531 minutes


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Women have become the fastest growing segment of the prison population nationwide. While the U.S. has about 5% of the world’s women, it has about 33% of the incarcerated women. Health care is a serious problem in prison. Women enter prisons with serious health issues that are compounded by poor quality prison health care and services, as well as the gender-based impact of women’s incarceration experience itself.

The Correctional Association of New York has had a unique mandate to monitor prisons since 1846. Its Women in Prison Project brought an intersectional gender lens to its advocacy beginning in 1991. The organization works with the understanding that individuals directly affected by prison policies must be active participants and leaders in reform efforts. We examine policies affecting health care access, solitary confinement, sentencing of battered women, and shackling pregnant women.

By exploring our monitoring and advocacy work, we hope that lawyers, advocates, and researchers interested in women’s health will strengthen their understanding of the importance of reproductive justice for incarcerated women, the ways that the social, economic and political issues in women’s lives affect their health and health outcomes, and the broader advocacy efforts to bring about systemic change. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop a basic understanding of the intersecting forces that lead to women’s incarceration
  2. Understand the conditions inside correctional centers relating to provision of health care for women
  3. Learn about current issues and remedies, and how practitioners can be a positive force for women who are incarcerated or recently released


Elena L.
Sacramento, CA

This was the best presentation I've seen on lawline!

Meaghan B.
Brooklyn, NY

I thoroughly enjoyed this session, particularly the mix of presentation methodologies (news reports, experts, interviews)

Jayne B.
Port Saint Lucie, FL

Poignant and informative!

Jenna M.
Alexandria, VA

The addition of commentary/videos from women who have directly experienced/been affected by rules and regulations was very impactful.

Linda S.
Collinsville, CT

Very powerful and moving.

Alexis T.
Wilmette, IL

This was one of the best CLE's I've ever heard, on a very important topic.

Barbara S.
Burns Harbor, IN

Excellent provocative presentation

Jane S.
Raleigh, NC

I enjoyed the format, especially the inclusion of different voices and perspectives. The video clips were great. Substantive and informative.

Agnes M.
New York, NY

Remarkable presentation! This was an exceptional offering from Lawline. I was extremely impressed with the faculty and certainly had my consciousness raised regarding this issue.

William H.
West Haven, CT

Very informative on many levels

Eileen V.
East Rockaway, NY

Really Great Course.

Don A.
New York, NY

Very important presentation!

Mary T.
Evanston, IL

This was outstanding, very enlightening.

Marcia R.
New York, NY

Excellent course -- very interesting and informative

Susan S.
Vernon Hills, IL

This was a great program. Thank you for offering this interesting topic!

Geneace W.

OUTSTANDING Program! OUTSTANDING CLE. Thank You so much for this one. Much better than many of the videos in this bundle.

amy p.
Springfield, IL

what an impactful and insightful course! best of the bundle

Stephane C.
Brooklyn, NY

Very powerful lecture

Frances P.
Highwood, IL

Very beneficial and informative presentation.

Regina G.
South Setauket, NY

Excellent Course!

Hagit G.
Miami, FL

A very strong program. One of the best I've watched.

Andrew W.
Evanston, IL

This was very moving and has inspired me to do volunteer work with woman who have health issues in prison.

Cara S.
Forest Park, IL

Outstanding presentation. Thank you very much.

Jake R.
Boulder, CO

Great course. I really enjoyed the documentary-style video clips.

Faustino R.
Chicago, IL

The video was very informative about a subject that I believe is not discussed enough today. I believe everyone involved in criminal justice system should be aware of the information in this class.

Sari G.
New York, NY

Excellent and informative program.

Ann H.
Dallas, TX

Extremely well done and informative.

Laura P.
Peoria, IL


Deborah S.
Chicago, IL

testimonials by former incarcerated women was very effective.

Patricia S.
Hilliard, OH

The best course I have ever taken.

Camilla A.
Gardiner, NY

EXCELLENT course. Eye-opening and incredibly informative!

Kimberly R.
Cortlandt Manor, NY

Like the personal stories

Silvia C.
Atlanta, GA

Very interesting.

Trisha L.
Los Angeles, CA

good course

Sheila P.
Skokie, IL

Really informative in an area I was not familiar with at all.

Benjamin P.
New York, NY

Very well done and humanitarian presentation about issues that rarely warrant much attention from lawyers in private litigation or transactional work.

Emily N.
Chicago, IL

Very touching stories.

Justin D.
New York, NY

good format and presentation

Angelena H.
Vienna, VA

Fantastic CLE.

Claudia S.
New York, NY

A very interesting and compelling aspect of the law.

Steven Z.

Terrific program

Abigail R.
Wilmette, IL

The video clips within the presentation, with women talking about their problems in the legal system, were especially powerful in getting across the realities of their situations.

Melissa W.
Manhattan, NY

very eye opening

Rita O.
Walnut, CA

well done

Sharon M.
New York, NY

such a moving, important presentation

David G.
Valley Stream, NY

Very informative.

Matthew D.
Hoboken, NJ

extremely interesting and informative

Anuja M.
Brooklyn, NY

Excellent program! Testimonials from DV survivors and impact of prison system sheds light on failure of laws to meet needs of women unjustly imprisoned and also highlights the work of those folks trying to right these wrongs. Great overview.

Katherine S.
Bethpage, NY

This is the best CLE I have heard. It was great

Denver, CO

Very thorough. Nice presentation.

Collin S.
New York, NY

Excellent course. A disturbing look at women's justice and health issues. Highly recommended!


Good topic that needs more attention.

Megan H.
Charlotte, NC

Eye opening information.

Michelle C.
New York, NY

I loved this CLE! very informative and important.

Kim R.
Hawthorne, NY

This was a very moving presentation. It has encouraged me to get involved in advocating for women in prison.

Hillary A.
Seattle, WA

Very interesting program that was informative and highlighted an area where attorneys can and should be more active.

Daniel S.
Lakewood, OH

This program was inspiring. I think it is important that we as a society begin/continue to understand the unique issues affecting incarcerated women.

Cynthia W.
Anacortes, WA

This program was inspiring

Peter C.
Greenwich, CT

very informative, I had no idea. my wife is an ob/gyn who does exams for healthright international for women applying for asylum. she will be interested in hearing about this. this may be something I may want to get involved in. keep up the good work

J.C. Shelly M.
St. Louis, MO

The videos were very impressive and helped with understanding on a deeper level.

Laura S.
Western Springs, IL

Excellent presentation! I very much appreciated the personal stories. Those helped with my learning experience