The Protect Act protects survivors, protects us all

Despite the recent passage of the Protecting ActUnfortunately, the Department of Corrections has still not enforced a trauma-informed and anti-violence law, although it would create a safer prison environment for both staff and inmates, particularly survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

We do not view imprisoned people as a group of survivors. Many people are addicted to racist stereotypes, fueled by decades of public policy, that people in prison are violent, dangerous, out of whack and absolutely deserve the inhumane conditions we call prison.