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Review for Action Committee for Women in Prison, Pasadena, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first met Gloria Killian (the founder and director of ACWIP) over a year and a half ago. She is truly an amazing woman whos' tireless efforts have served to assist a great many women who society has or would like to simply write off as lost causes.
Many of these women are as much if not more victims as they are criminals. Many are in prison for defending themselves and/or their children against abusive husbands/boyfriends.
Then there are the women who, because of their age or their medical condition, can not possibly be considered a danger to society. She believes that keeping these women inprisoned serves neither justice nor society and is simply inhumane.
In addition to raising; money for various projects such as her annual Christmas project, (she makes sure that the women in prison and their children all receive christmas presents), she also champions their cause around the world speaking out to anyone and everyone who will listen. She testified several times in front of a number of committees about the need for Prison Reform and is in constant demand by universities and other groups on the subject.
In doing so she has enlightened a great many people to the plight of these women.
As if this isn't enough, she also co-hosts a weekly internet radio program "Women behind the Wall" which has a worldwide audience.
Her one goal in life is informs the public of the terrible injustices that are inflicted upon women prisoners in this country

Role:  Volunteer & I serve as Web Master to the ACWIP website.