Survived and punished
Letter writing event:
Another Oklahoma Criminalized Survivor Story
Another Criminalized Survivor Story:
Friday Channel 8 story from Brenna Rose: “‘Very discouraging’: AG Drummond on domestic violence in Oklahoma”
You are needed: Survivor Justice Day at the Oklahoma Capitol
Free Film Screening about Oklahoma’s female incarceration: ‘Women in Prison: America’s Forgotten Voices’
Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Women’s Incarceration in OklahomaIncarceration rates for women have increased 800% across the nation. In #Oklahoma alone, the number of women locked away in prisons has increased more than 17-fold, from 176 in 1978 to 3,114 in 2017. We continue to lead the nation in female incarceration, only second to Idaho, and this devastating phenomenon has caught the attention of the world.
Join us in a private screening of the film Women in Prison: America’s Forgotten Voices by French film studio StudioFact Rights documenting the mass incarceration of women in Oklahoma.Afterwards we will be joined by Kris Steele, the Executive Director of TEEM, Colleen McCarty, the Executive Director of Oklahoma Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, and Tondalao Hall, an advocate for reform and formerly incarcerated individual.
The program Poetic Justice is showcased in this documentary. April Wilkens was a part of that program last year, but is not featured. Colleen McCarty of Oklahoma Appleseed Center for Law and Justice is on the panel. McCarty is the co-host of the Panic Button podcast, whose first season told the ongoing story of April Wilkens.
ICYMI: Win for criminalized survivor Lisa Rae Moss
The comments on this post talk about what happened at the December 2022 Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board meeting. This is a huge win for all criminalized survivors in Oklahoma!
View a home video of April bringing her son home for the first time
View a recording of The Ladies of Hope Ministries panel discussion for ‘Survived & Criminalized’ here
Colleen McCarty of the Oklahoma Appleseed Center for Law and Justice speaks about April Wilkens on this panel: