Posts Tagged ‘D.C. jail’

Safety Dance: When A Sexual Assault Allegation Makes Hard Time Harder

Just after midnight on Sept. 8, 2008, D.C. police found Serbennia Chase hiding down the street from the Skylark Lounge strip club covered in her ex-boyfriend’s blood. Chase, who worked at the club as a dancer, admitted to stabbing the man in the neck with a knife outside the club. She was [...]

Can Pregnant Women Be Shackled In D.C.?

A post from City Paper intern Alex Burchfield:
Last week, NPR’s Andrea Hsu aired a story about the shackling of incarcerated women during childbirth. Her report sheds light on a little-known practice that lawyers and human rights advocates are calling “tantamount to torture.” Take the story of 25-year-old Jennifer Farrar, who was arrested [...]

Last Week’s Most Popular Blog Posts

Please, nobody ever buy me one of these.
1. Menace to Sorority, in which the sorority message-board-dwellers simply cannot quit me.
2. Trans Slammer, in which D.C.'s transgender inmates win some battles, lose others, and gain some very persistent commenters in the process.
3. The Great Mexican Cartoon Porn-Off, Part 3, in which I review Spanish-language cartoon porn [...]

Trans Slammer: Are D.C.’s Transgender Inmates Still Screwed?

Correcting Past Intakes: The D.C. Jail’s policies undergo a transition.
Pamela, 42, has seen the male detention facility of the D.C. Jail too many times to count. She’s made “seven to eight” trips over the past 10 years, she says. Pamela, a transgender woman, says she’s not interested in being housed with females—she just wants to [...]