8. Incarceration: The Time Lost
Women's Health, Incarcerated. (WHInc.)
by Bhavana Garapati & Vennela Vellanki
10M ago
While carceral settings are often branded as places of reform, individuals who experience incarceration in America often reflect on how so much of their time in this punitive environment is spent waiting: waiting for helpful services, waiting for educational resources, waiting for guidance and support. Those who do find ways to grow are often the exception to the norm. For our season 2 finale, we are joined by Ashley Goldon, a current DSW candidate and the Statewide Program Director of Nation Outside, as she takes us through her journey behind bars and shares how her time was lost and spent wh ..read more
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7. Incarcerated While Innocent
Women's Health, Incarcerated. (WHInc.)
by Bhavana Garapati & Vennela Vellanki
10M ago
America’s criminal legal system disproportionately traps individuals who don’t have access to many resources and come from lower-income backgrounds. With exorbitantly high bails and minimal legal aid, thousands of individuals are detained in jail just awaiting their trial. This is not news to Eileen Maher, an activist working with Vocal New York and the Justice for Women Taskforce. She is also a criminalized survivor of domestic violence and spent over two years incarcerated at Rikers, Bedford, and Albion for a crime she never committed. Tune in as we hear more about her experiences navigating ..read more
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6. Coming Home
Women's Health, Incarcerated. (WHInc.)
by Bhavana Garapati & Vennela Vellanki
10M ago
Tashoy Miller is an entrepreneur and an activist. Through her growing business, Ground Up, she hopes to assist formerly incarcerated individuals with reentry and navigating the job market. Tash herself was incarcerated in a Mississippi jail three years ago. We sat down with her to learn more about her experience with reentry after being incarcerated in a state far from her home. Tash describes the difficulty of balancing parole and probation regulations while job hunting without any systemic support. From multiple job rejections to the lasting mental health impacts of jail, tune in to hear how ..read more
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5. The Impacts of Incarceration on LGBTQI Individuals
Women's Health, Incarcerated. (WHInc.)
by Bhavana Garapati & Vennela Vellanki
10M ago
LGBTQI individuals, and more specifically LGBTQI people of color, are overrepresented in the U.S. criminal legal system. Why? And how does incarceration impact the health of people in this community specifically? For today’s episode, we delve into these issues by laying out a few facts and stats and speaking with expert Bradley Brockmann, a civil rights attorney and Assistant Professor at Brown University School of Public Health. Join us as we explore the experiences of individuals who identify as LGBTQI in the incarceration system, and discuss the impacts of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (P ..read more
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4. Growing Up Behind Bars
Women's Health, Incarcerated. (WHInc.)
by Bhavana Garapati & Vennela Vellanki
10M ago
LaWanda Hollister is an incoming college student and a chef who aspires to start her own food truck business. She was also incarcerated for 34 years. Today, we speak with her about the experience of entering prison as a teenager and leaving as an adult, and how one’s physical and mental health is affected by decades of being incarcerated with inaccessible healthcare. We also get a glimpse into what the COVID-19 pandemic was like behind bars. Join us as we get to know LaWanda and better learn the realities of the long-lasting impacts of growing up inside. For more information on today’s episode ..read more
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3. Contradictions of Care and Confinement
Women's Health, Incarcerated. (WHInc.)
by Bhavana Garapati & Vennela Vellanki
10M ago
Incarcerated individuals gain the constitutional right to health care just as most of their other rights are taken away from them. This episode, we’re joined with Dr. Carolyn Sufrin, a medical anthropologist and OB/GYN, to unpack what this means. Tune in as we break down the concept of “jailcare,” a term used to describe many of the contradictions found in the criminal legal system, explore the implications mass incarceration has on reproductive justice, and discuss the responsibility that a punitive system has in providing adequate care. For more information on today’s episode, visit www.whin ..read more
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2. Recovery, Reunification, and Resilience: Kayla's Story
Women's Health, Incarcerated. (WHInc.)
by Bhavana Garapati & Vennela Vellanki
10M ago
Kayla Mach was formerly incarcerated at Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility. This episode follows her journey of substance use recovery and heartbreaking separation from her daughters. She is now dedicated to using various platforms to advocate for and uplift other system-impacted individuals. Be sure to tune in as we reflect on her experiences with faith-based programming and with reentry, and explore the concept of accountability. For more information on today’s episode, visit www.whincthemovement.org. Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions and Fesliyan Studios ..read more
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1. Labor and Delivery while Incarcerated
Women's Health, Incarcerated. (WHInc.)
by Bhavana Garapati & Vennela Vellanki
10M ago
What is labor and delivery like for an incarcerated pregnant person? Is she shackled? Does she get to hold her baby? Today, we are joined by Dr. Deborah Landis Lewis, an OB/GYN and liaison between the women's prison in Michigan and the birthing hospital. Dr. Landis Lewis shares her expertise on what pregnancy care, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period look like for incarcerated patients. Tune in as we discuss various barriers that prevent incarcerated women from receiving the standard of care, and what healthcare providers can do to better advocate for this population. For more informati ..read more
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Women's Health, Incarcerated: Season 2 Trailer
Women's Health, Incarcerated. (WHInc.)
by Bhavana Garapati & Vennela Vellanki
10M ago
Women's Health, Inc. (WHInc.) is back with another season. Tune in March 17, 2021 for our first episode. Music by Fesliyan Studios ..read more
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12. COVID-19 in Jails and Prisons, part 2
Women's Health, Incarcerated. (WHInc.)
by Bhavana Garapati & Vennela Vellanki
10M ago
Incarceration is isolation. And amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, folks are more isolated than ever--having minimal interactions with their loved ones and even with legal representation. Today, Somil Trivedi continues to shed light on the sparse and ineffective public health precautions correctional facilities have taken to combat COVID-19 and what measures should be taken. Join us in our conversation to learn more about what we all can be doing on an individual level to advocate for incarcerated individuals and vulnerable communities. Spoiler alert: one of them is to please register to vote! For ..read more
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