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Coffee Creek Correctional Institution in Wilsonville is Oregon's only women's prison.

Oregon lawmakers push to look at gender inequities in prison

National data has shown it’s common for women in prison to land there after being sexually or physically abused. Many women are also the primary caregivers before entering prison and once again when they are released. A bill working its way through the Oregon Legislature, acknowledges that women often face unique challenges while serving time — challenges that researchers haven’t fully explored.







News Roundtable | Women And Ambition

We explore women's relationship with ambition with Robin Romm, editor of the essay collection "Double Bind," and writer Camas Davis, who contributed to the book. Also, our news roundtable takes on the week's big headlines.


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