Thursday, January 07, 2010

 

Quotable: Empty

In New York there's Rikers Island, a whole island devoted to pre-trial detainment, and on visiting day on the men's side there's a three-hour wait, the visiting room is packed with all these women going to visit their men folk, whether it's mothers visiting sons or wives visiting husbands or girlfriends visiting boyfriends. And then you go to the women's side and it's empty.

Source: Victoria Law as quoted in "Women in prison: an unquiet minority" by Adam Hyla in Real Change, May 6, 2009.

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Comments:
Thank you for this. It speaks volumes. One thing it points out is who the caretakers are and who gets taken care of.
 
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