The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (“The Council”) encompasses all incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and girls whether we were convicted of a nonviolent or a violent offense. We have paid our debt to society through our incarceration.
Moving forward, our life experiences are the catalyst of the work we do to transform the current ineffective and cruel criminal legal system to one of human justice for all. We work towards a human justice system that exposes the conditions created and harm caused by policies, laws and practices that do not address the basic dignity, rights and needs of human beings.
To do our work, we must be able to speak out without fear and without intimidation. The Council stands beside our sister, Donna Hylton, who has been under vicious attack since her participation in the Women’s March on Washington.