Friday, 20 January 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
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Victoria Law

Victoria Law

Victoria Law is a freelance journalist who focuses on the intersections of incarceration, gender and resistance. Her first book, Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women, examines organizing in women's jails and prisons across the country. She writes regularly for Truthout and is a contributor to the anthology Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Her next book, co-written with Maya Schenwar, critically examines proposed "alternatives" to incarceration and explores creative and far-reaching solutions to truly end mass incarceration. She is also the proud parent of a New York City high school student. Find more of her work at victorialaw.net.

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Victoria Law

Victoria Law

Victoria Law is a freelance journalist who focuses on the intersections of incarceration, gender and resistance. Her first book, Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women, examines organizing in women's jails and prisons across the country. She writes regularly for Truthout and is a contributor to the anthology Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Her next book, co-written with Maya Schenwar, critically examines proposed "alternatives" to incarceration and explores creative and far-reaching solutions to truly end mass incarceration. She is also the proud parent of a New York City high school student. Find more of her work at victorialaw.net.

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By Victoria Law, Truthout | Report

2014 1024 fem t

Against Carceral Feminism

By Victoria Law, Jacobin | News Analysis

2014 611 self t

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By Victoria Law, Truthout | Film Review

2013.10.16.Law.Thumb

Freeing Marissa Alexander

By Victoria Law, Truthout | Report

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By Victoria Law, Truthout | News Analysis

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By Victoria Law, Truthout | Book Review

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