Victoria Law is a freelance journalist focusing on women’s incarceration. She is the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women (2012) and co-author of forthcoming Your Home Is Your Prison (New Press).
When Former Prosecutors Rebrand Themselves as Progressives to Win Elections
From Kamala Harris to Lori Lightfoot, former prosecutors are rewriting their own histories to present themselves as progressive. MORE
Features · March 14, 2019
Investigation: Corporations Are Profiting From Immigrant Detainees’ Labor. Some Say It’s Slavery.
At privately run detention centers, immigrants say they're forced to work for $1 a day. MORE
Features · May 29, 2018
Why People Across the Country Are Raising Money to Bail Strangers Out of Jail
This article first appeared on Waging Nonviolence. The premise of Mariame Kaba’s idea, which she tweeted on New Year’s Eve with the hashtag #FreeThePeople, was simple —... MORE
Working · February 8, 2018
U.S. Prisons and Jails Are Threatening the Lives of Pregnant Women and Babies
Our 6-month investigation reveals the horrific and shameful conditions facing pregnant prisoners—and the inhumane treatment they receive. MORE
Features · September 28, 2015
How Real Is Orange is the New Black’s Take on Prison Pregnancy?
Season Three of Orange is the New Black comes out today, and this season, Daya Diaz (Dascha Polanco) reaches her due date. Daya's pregnancy is no longer a secret from... MORE
The Prison Complex · June 12, 2015
The Mother Who Just Wanted to Know When Her Son Would Eat
This article first appeared at Waging Nonviolence. The temperature in Corona, California, can soar above 100 degrees in the summer, sometimes climbing as high as 110. For Dolores Canales and others locked into their cells 22... MORE
The Prison Complex · November 15, 2014