WPA in the News

Black Lives Matter: A Message From Our Team

Exploited First, Criminal Second: Women in Prison Are Surviving Lifetimes of Violence via Medium

Coronavirus Is Making the Worst Part of Prison Even More Cruel via InStyle

After Ellen DeGeneres jokes that quarantine is like 'being in jail,' one justice-involved woman sets the record straight: 'Completely a different thing' via Yahoo Lifestyle

COVID-19 and Incarcerated Women via Women’s Media Center

Why the US criminal justice system locks up so many women via The New Statesman

WPA Names Cleo Wade and Whitney McGuire to Board of Directors

WPA Graduate Advocates for Hiring Systems-Involved Women on the 2020 MAKERS Conference Stage

WPA and Al Jazeera Collaborate on Immersive Media Experience about Mass Incarceration and Gentrification via The Stream

"Still Here" Tells Incarcerated Black Women's Experiences Through VR/AR Storytelling via Black Girl Nerds 

Local Electeds Laud Cuomo’s New Supportive Housing Development In Brownsville via Kings County Politics 

Governor Cuomo Announces Plans for New Supportive Housing Development in Brownsville as Part of $1.4 Billion Vital Brooklyn Initiative via New York State 

A Look at Moms in Prison and Their Circumstances via Hudson Valley Parent 

This Chef Helps At-Risk Women Feel at Home for the Holidays via Food & Wine and Yahoo Lifestyle 

Women’s Prison Association Provides an Alternative to Incarceration with a Focus on Mental Health via Bushwick Daily

"Recognize That This Is a Cage": Two Formerly Incarcerated Women Recall Life On the Inside via Teen Vogue 

Judy Clark granted parole: WPA's Statement 

NYC Orgs Urge Boards to Support Borough-Based Jails Plan via Correctional News

At the First WPA Arts Exhibition via EV Grieve 

Celeb Stylist Karla Welch and Instagram Poet Cleo Wade Teamed Up with Express for a Collection That's All About Women Supporting Women via US Magazine and POPSUGAR

Raising Kids in the System: CNN on WPA's alternative to incarceration, JusticeHome

This Art Gallery Proactively Hires Justice-Involved Women via JusticeTalk

Meet Cleo Wade, the writer being hailed the ‘millennial Oprah’ via Today Show

WPA Takes the Stage at MAKERS Conference

2019 Makers Conference Brings Attention to the Many Challenges Facing Women in Prison via The Grio

The Women’s Prison Association Names Kimberly Kozlowski President, Board of Directors

Three Women On What It’s Like to Re-Enter The Workplace After Incarceration via Career Contessa 

On Loss & Return via Protest Mag

The Women’s Prison Association Welcomes Distinguished Curator and Cultural Strategist, Isolde Brielmaier, to Board of Directors

Even in Prison, Women Are Treated Worse Than Men — and for the Same Reasons via Brit + Co

What Happens Next? A Service-Provider on the Mass Bail Out via Gotham Gazette

"To theorize that women are less a danger to themselves or others in jail is to erase their agency and to ignore the many needs we neglect to meet as a community."

Aiming to Change the Connotations, a Group is Trying to Bail Out 500 Women and Juveniles from Rikers via Inside City Hall with Errol Louis on NY1

WPA Statement of Support: Nationwide Prison Strike

WPA Statement of Support: Bail Reform in NYS

The Wing Just Released New Merch Inspired With Ladies in Mind via Brit & Co and Observer

De Blasio ‘Jails to Jobs’ Program Launches via Gotham Gazette 

For Many Black Women, Trauma Is A Layered Experience via Hello Beautiful 

My Survival Is A Witness: 8 Black Women Share Their Path In Overcoming Trauma via Hello Beautiful

How One Woman's Sexual Abuse Resulted in Years Behind Bars via Marie Claire

The Right Way to Say Thank You: Women's Clothing Brand, Veda, in support of WPA via the New York Times 

WPA welcomes new class of board members

WPA on Pod Save the People named an "essential episode" by the Washington Post

The Takeaway on WNYC: Banned Books, A Tool For Prison Control  

Pod Save the People: DeRay joins Piper Kerman, author and producer of Orange is the New Black, and Georgia Lerner, Executive Director of the Women’s Prison Association to talk about women, children, and the criminal justice system. 

She Knew She'd Deliver Her Son While She Was in Jail. She Didn't Expect to Do It in Chains. via Cosmopolitan 

8 Women's Rights Organizations Everyone Should Know About via MYDOMAINE

Women in Federal Prisons Must Now Be Given Free Tampons and Pads via ELLE

Women Are Often Ignored In The Conversation On Criminal Justice Reform via Elite Daily

Governor Cuomo Launches Work for Success Pledge to Encourage Businesses to Hire Qualified Individuals with Criminal Convictions

Cory Booker And Elizabeth Warren Want To Treat Women In Prison Like Human Beings via Huffington Post

Killing Rikers via NYC Lens

Video: Women and Rikers

The Powerful Latinas of Orange is the New Black via NY Metro

Selenis Leyva on Orange is the New Black and her work with WPA via The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

We Asked What It's Like to Have a Mental Illness in Prison via Tonic

WPA urges support for bill requiring NYS to provide an adequate supply of feminine hygiene products at no cost to individuals in state or local correctional facilities.

WPA Launches New Blog, Justice Talk

Women in Prison: Should they be treated differently from men? via CQ Researcher

For Over a Century, a Home For Women Who’ve ‘Sunk So Low’ via Bedford + Bowery 

For Moms In Prison, Distance Can Hurt As Much As Time via Huffington Post

A second chance for formerly incarcerated women via Pavement Pieces 

Rebuilding Together and cast members from Orange is the Black renovate WPA's family shelter in massive weekend effort via East Village Patch 

Annie Golden continues longterm support of the Women's Prison Association through Rebuilding Together's #SheBuilds initiative via CBS News 

(ALLEGRA LOCKSTADT)Georgia Lerner Is Keeping Women Out of Jail via Lenny Letter

“At WPA, on a big scale, we don't want people to be limited forever by their worst act. If we all were judged by the worst thing we ever did, I think many of us would not be where we are today. It's not fair to do that to anyone. I want women to stop doing it to themselves."  

Image: Allegra Lockstadt

Rabbinical students learn to make social justice a reality via The Times of Israel

Number of women in jail rising faster than men: What's driving the trend? via Christian Science Monitor

“For the most part, the things that lead women to commit crimes are not things that can be made better by sending her into a secured jail or prison.”  

How One Organization Is Turning the Women of Orange Is the New Black into Prison Activists via ELLE Magazine

"Women do not just wake up in the morning and decide today is the day they want to commit a crime."  

Norma Speaks: Orange Is The New Black's Annie Golden On Playing Litchfield's Quietest Cult Leader via Gothamist

Women’s Prison Association Joins OITNB to Bring Reform via Black Enterprise 

How The Orange Is The New Black Cast & The Women's Prison Association Help Real Incarcerated Women via Bustle

Here’s The Important Life Lesson Jackie Cruz Learned From Orange Is The New Black via Buzzfeed

Taylor Schilling Visited Riker's Island To Research Her Role via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 

The cast of OITNB walks "The Giving Carpet" for WPA via Celebrity Page TV 

The program that's keeping women out of prison – and saving money via The Guardian 

President Obama: You Forgot Women and Mass Incarceration via Huffington Post

‘No Hope for Me': Women Stripped of Parental Rights After Minor Crimes via RH Reality Check

Serving Time, at Home with the Kids: Looking past incarceration for women in Brooklyn via BRKLYNR

Shackled and In Labor via Women's Media Center

State Awards $17M for Supportive Housing Projects via New York Nonprofit Press

Christmas apart: Families separated by bars via Al Dia News

Alternative to incarceration programs provide benefits but face funding hurdles via Meredith Derby Berg

Photo story: The Women’s Prison Association’s Hopper Home in New York via Meredith Derby Berg

Miss America, Kira Kazantsev, on her win, domestic violence, and her work with WPA via HuffPost Live

Hang Out With Orange Is The New Black Cast And Help Support Real Women In Prison via Huffington Post

Win a shopping trip with the mamis of Orange is the New Black to support WPA via Remezcla

WPA's Emerging Philanthropists host a sold-out Orange is the New Black Premiere Party via Remezcla

Taylor Schilling on how her work with WPA has made her work on Orange is the New Black more meaningful via The Huffington Post

Taylor Schilling: Orange Is The New Black Gives Women In Prison A Voice via Gothamist 

Maria Shriver tells NBC's Today Show about WPA's innovative alternative to incarceration, JusticeHome. 

WPA's Cocktails for a Cause: The Daily Mail

Orange is the New Black Builds Support for Reform via Women's E-News

The Sister of Second Chances via The New York Times

Orange is the New Black in real life is a prison epidemic of too many women in jail via The Guardian

On mothering before, during, and after incarceration via Al Jazeera America

Orange Is The New Black Star, Alysia Reiner, Helps Women In Prison Get A Fresh Start via NBC News

Testimony of WPA's Board Vice President Piper Kerman before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights: “Reassessing Solitary Confinement II: The Human Rights, Fiscal, and Public Safety Consequences." 

WPA's family shelter, Huntington House, receives top ranking from NYC's Department of Homeless Services

WPA's Executive Director Georgia Lerner on NPR's Colin McEnroe

Podcast: On Prison and Pregnancy. Life of the Law

Piper Kerman's NY Times Op-Ed

WPA's Executive Director Georgia Lerner and Board VP Piper Kerman on HuffPost Live

Piper Kerman on NPR's Fresh Air

Piper Kerman feature Prison Life, Real and Onscreen New York Times

WPA's Executive Director Georgia Lerner on The Brian Lehrer Show

Interview with Piper Kerman on Sunday Spotlight with Dan Harris

Has The Female Black Incarceration Crisis Ended? WPA's Executive Director Georgia Lerner on HuffPost Live

WPA's JusticeHome program, a first-of-its-kind, community-based alternative to incarceration program:


"In WPA, I had a coach and partner for the journey to reunify with my children."
- Vivian, Former WPA Client
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