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Women's Prison Project is focus of ABA event

February 02, 2023 10:45 AM



Since its launch in 2020, Tulane Law School’s Women’s Prison Project has helped win the freedom of eight women, most of them serving life-without-parole sentences for having defended themselves against violent partners.  The Project’s most recent client, a 62-year-old woman incarcerated for the past 20 years, was just released and reunited with her family nine days before Christmas. 

The impact of Tulane’s nationally recognized, first-of-its kind Women’s Prison Project – including discussions with its former clients and the students who helped represent them – will be featured in a special event Friday, Feb. 3.  The event, to be held at the Law School’s Weinmann Hall, Room 110,  from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., is open to the public and available by live-stream. 

WPP client Beatrice recently introduced
La. Gov. John Bel Edwards at a human
trafficking prevention event.

View the event agenda here.

Titled, Meet the Tulane Women’s Prison Project: Telling Untold Stories of Incarcerated GBV Survivors, the event is sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence and co-sponsored by the ABA Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice.  

Registration is required but is free and also will be online for those who cannot attend.  

Register here.

Among the highlights, WPP clients will tell their stories of survival, will talk about their incarceration, and describe their work advocating for other incarcerated women after their release.  

More on the Women’s Prison Project.