“What if you had to choose between buying tampons and using that money to make a phone call to your loved ones? What if you had to give birth while in handcuffs and chained to a bed? What if male guards watched you while you showered? These are the instances and difficult decisions that women in prison are faced with everyday.
“Human rights can be diminished for the incarcerated, and that is why organizations such as #cut50 were created. The advocacy nonprofit aims to decrease crime and incarceration rates in all 50 states by translating local needs into smart safety solutions and in May, #cut50 launched its latest campaign, “Dignity for Incarcerated,” created to advocate for Senators’ Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren’s Dignity Bill, which would change the way women are treated behind bars by reforming visitation, treatment, programming, oversight, and telecommunications procedures. This multi-media campaign acts as an ongoing vehicle for awareness and support for the bill, which #cut50 co-sponsored, and in August, co-founder Jessica Jackson traveled to D.C. to support the two lawmakers as they introduced the legislation.”