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Action Committee for Women in Prison
October 8, 2012

ACWIP helps the country know about the problems and concerns of women in prison. Many incarcerated women had been abused. Some had been drug abusers which had lead to their cycle of crime. ACWIP works with legislators and other public officials to inform and educate about the unique situations of women in prison. ACWIP brings attention to the oversentencing and lack of attention that is given to women that have become incarcerated.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Board Member

Action Committee for Women in Prison
March 23, 2011

Action Committee for Women in Prison, started by Gloria Killian is just what the name says...an action committee for the growing number of women in prison in this country. Gloria Killian was wrongfully convicted and served over seventeen years of her life in prison for a crime that she did not commit. In prison, she helped other inmates and when finally released vowed to help other incarcerated women. She is a dedicated activist for those who do not have a voice. She co-hosts a weekly internet radio show where stories are told of the injustices that continue to happen. She speaks from authority and firsthand knowledge of what the problems in the prison systems are and she is also an respected international speaker on these topics of women in prison, wrongful convictions, and the need to ban the death penalty.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing direct results of ACWIP's actions and attention with the release of several women who would still be incarcerated if it were not for Gloria's and ACWIP's commitment and publicity to the cause.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

some how obtain more publicity and more funds.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I, too, have become an activist for these causes.

Action Committee for Women in Prison
May 29, 2010

Gloria Killian, ACWIP (Action Committee for Women in Prison) talks the talk and walks the walk. She's the real deal. After serving over seventeen years for a crime that she had nothing to do with, Gloria vowed to help the 'sisters' she left behind. Her mission is to bring attention to the out of control American prison system. She/ACWIP fights for freedom for elderly and infirm inmates, the wrongfully convicted and most of all battered women whose main 'crime' was to save their own lives and many times the lives of their children. Personally, she has been a pillar of strength for me as I have been living with a loved one's wrongful conviction. Professionally, she has spoken to many of my classes and educated the students about these judicial inequities. She cohosts a weekly radio show on Blogtalkradio/4justicenow and her website www.acwip.net are frontline sources for knowing whose case needs attention and action.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing direct results of ACWIP's actions and attention with the release of several women who would still be incarcerated if it were not for Gloria's and ACWIP's commitment and publicity to the cause.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Help raise awareness of ACWIP and wrongful convictions.