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Pamela Winn is an activist of Atlanta, Georgia, and single mother of two sons. She studied biology at Spelman College and earned three post-secondary degrees in nursing. Pamela was a successful entrepreneur and worked as registered nurse for over 10 years specializing in OB/GYN, gynecological oncology, and surgery. She also served a 78 month federal sentence for a white-collar crime. Rather than diminishing her spirit, Pamela allowed the separation of her family, a miscarriage, revocation of her nursing license, and closing of her businesses that she experienced while in prison to empower her.
Pamela serves on the Women’s Advisory Team with Human Impact Partners where public health officials and formerly incarcerated women collaborate to address the social determinants of criminalization.
My name is Geisha Adorno-Cosme, I’m 28 yrs old and I was pregnant and gave birth while incarcerated. I was at three different facilities that could really use some serious changes. I did most of my pregnancy in Cobb County Adult Detention Center in Marietta, Ga. The conditions and methods for pregnant woman there can use some help. My pregnancy was considered a high risk.
Well I really don’t know where to begin but here it goes. I’ve been locked up since December 7, 2017. I was roughly a week pregnant when I was incarcerated. I will be having my baby next week due to the fact that I’m being induced. What day I don’t know, due to it being a breach of security. I have a two-year sentence for credit card fraud.
As you know, I am currently pregnant and in prison. The facility that I am in now is for pregnant women. This facility treats us very good and we are never shackled. However, Bulloch County where I came from did not. Pregnant women were treated just as bad as everyone else. On the weekends we only ate at 5am and 2pm.
Good morning. My name is Jada Davis. Unfortunately, for me this my second time having baby in the prison system. When I was incarcerated during my first pregnancy, I was 7 months pregnancy when I was first arrested, they kept me in a medical holding cell for 3 weeks on 23 hour lockdown. During that time, I started to develop a severe pain in left leg that led to swelling and discoloration. They brushed it off several times as saying, “oh that baby is just on a sciatic nerve.” “You’ll be fine” He examined me and immediately I was taken to the emergency room. I was diagnosed with a blood clot bigger than a quarter and smaller than a half dollar.