The National Council for Incarcerated Women and Girls Launches Clemency Campaign
May 11, 2021 In the Press
The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls launches the Clemency Campaign, which calls on President Biden and Vice-President Harris to grant clemency to 100 women in his first 100 days in office.
The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls is committed to abolishing incarceration for women and girls. They believe a prison will never be the place for a woman or girl to heal and advance her life; that prison most often causes further social and economic harm and does not result in an increase in public safety; that the prison experience increases trauma in women and, if they are mothers, to the children they are separated from; that the prison system deepens poverty in the individual lives of incarcerated people and the overall economic stability of their communities; and that the current criminal legal system has failed and needs to be dismantled.