Women’s Prison and Re-Entry Project

Filed Under: CORI, Legal, Women
105 Chauncy Street, 8th Floor
Boston, ma 02111
mruttenberg@publiccounsel.net sgoldenhersh@law.harvard.edu
Who to Contact
Miriam Ruttenberg or Stephanie Goldenhersh

When they are not in the midst of a pandemic, the Women’s Prison and Re-Entry Project serves women incarcerated in Massachusetts’ prisons and jails, or those who have been involved with the criminal justice system. The Project normally operates at South Bay House of Correction in Suffolk County. In teams, volunteer attorneys meet with women and answer questions regarding family law, child custody, care and protection, housing, CORI, and criminal warrant clearing. During COVID-19 they are not visiting prisons or jails in person but are available to do Zoom educationals as requested by facilities or re-entry programs.

WPRP is in the development stages of a Clemency Project which will offer representation in petitions for clemency and sentence commutation to elderly incarcerated women. The projected start date for the Clemency Project is Fall 2021.

Meetings are normally held quarterly at Women’s Bar Foundation (WBF) Offices, 5:00-6:30 PM, but during the pandemic, they are held by Zoom (dates on website). Please contact Lola Remy at the WBF for Zoom link information at lremy@womensbar.org

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Last updated February 4, 2021


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