California Coalition for Women Prisoners
CCWP is a grassroots social justice organization with members inside and outside of prison that has challenged the institutional violence imposed on women, transgender people and communities of color by the prison industrial complex (PIC) since 1995. We monitor the abusive conditions inside California’s women’s prisons and jails, we fight for the release of women and transgender prisoners, and we support them in their process of re-entering the community once they are released. We work for decarceration and against prison expansion, and we publish a bi-annual newsletter that gives voice to people inside through articles, poetry, stories and art.
Year(s) Awarded: 2018