The Lives Of Women In Prison

Oct 1, 2014

On any given day, there are around 160 women in prison in Vermont. That’s a small percentage of the overall population, but the number of women in prison has been steadily increasing over the last few years.

On the next Vermont Edition, we’ll talk about the specific challenges faced by Vermont women in prison with Jill Evans, Director of Women and Family Services at the Department of Corrections. We'll also talk to Julie Brisson, coordinator of the Wellness Workforce Coalition at the Vermont Center for Independent Living, who served time in Swanton prison in 2009.

Join the conversation: post comments and questions below or write to vermontedition@vpr.net

Also in the program, two bee researchers discuss their work in understanding the role of pesticides in the decline of pollinator populations Maryann and Jim Frazier are with Penn State University and they'll be giving a talk in Burlington on Thursday evening.

Broadcast live on Wednesday, October 1 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.