Victoria Law is a freelance journalist and author. Her books include Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women (PM Press 2009), Prison By Any Other Name:The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reform (New Press 2020), and “Prisons Make Us Safer” and 20 Other Myths About Mass Incarceration (Beacon Press 2021). She frequently writes about the intersections between mass incarceration, gender and resistance.
She Spoke Out Against Mistreatment in a NY Jail. Then ICE Put Her Back Inside
After an asylum seeker spoke out about conditions in an ICE-contracted jail in New York, the agency seemingly retaliated against her.
April 27, 2023
Incarcerated Women Wonder When Governor Hochul Will Actually Start Using Her ‘Overhauled’ Pardon System
The governor hasn't issued a commutation or a pardon since boasting of major changes this summer.
November 28, 2022
Governor Hochul’s ‘Rolling’ Clemency Process Has Set Just One Person Free
“A lot of us are beginning to lose hope.”
July 25, 2022