Released Drug-War Prisoner to Speak at Women's Forum
Amy Ralston (Pofahl), one of a handful of women granted clemency by President Clinton for drug-related crimes, will be a featured speaker at "Women and the Drug War," a forum sponsored by The Lindesmith Center-Drug Policy Foundation. The forum will address the impact of the War on Drugs on women and families. Other speakers will be Ellen Barry, Founding Director, Legal Services for Women
with Children; Barbara Owen of the Department of Criminology, CSU Fresno; and Andrea Shorter from the Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice, San Francisco.
When: Thursday, March 8, 2001 (International Women's Day) 5-7 PM
Where: The San Francisco Medical Society; 1409 Sutter (at Franklin) , San Francisco, CA
The forum is Open to the Public Please email sf [at] drugpolicy [dot] org or phone (415) 921-4987 to reserve a space.
Women and the Drug War Data
From 1980 to 1994, the number of women entering US prisons increased by 386%.--Human Rights Watch, Women's Rights Project. Federal Bureau of Investigations, Crime in the United States, 1991.