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i’m sitting at a conference filled with doctors, nurses, psychologists and social workers who are passionate about providing good health care to people in prison. most people think don’t of prisoners unless they know someone.  they get locked away and often left to fend for themselves while in prison and when they get out.  what i’m learning at the conference is the story for women/girls in prison is much much worse.

women/girls who become incarcerated are much more likely to be a victim of physical or sexual abuse as a child than men/boys who are incarcerated.  women/girls who become incarcerated are much more likely to have had multiple types of traumas like child abuse, rape and domestic violence.  these traumatic events happen to many of them over and over while they are growing up.  this leads to mental health problems, attempted suicide and using drugs. once they get on drugs things turn. they may get with a boyfriend involved in crime who abuses and presssures them to sell drugs or even worse sell their bodies.  this sad and tragic life circumstance is how they end up getting locked up.  

does it make sense to put a victim of abuse in prison?   does it seem okay to jail a person for being forced by men into those behaviors? 

over 1 million women/girls are involved in the criminal justice system and this is most of their stories. ignoring that is a crime within itself. 

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Many of you did not have a chance to catch me live on Tuesday July 12th on The Michael Baisden Show.  Please check out the 10min segment,” Child Molestation:  Do you trust your partner alone with your kids?”  

There was a lot of positive feedback on facebook and twitter about the discussion.  I’m currently in the process of helping a listener to access resources for his/her recently abused child.  Please forward the link to your networks, you never know how many lives can be changed!

The Michael Baisden Show is a syndicated radio show which airs in major US cities. visit:
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Dr. Scyatta A. Wallace- Psychologist/Teen Expert will be interviewed today July 12th on The Michael Baisden Show.  
Dr. Wallace will be discussing tips for parents during the segment, “Child Molestation: Do you trust your partner alone with your kids?”    The interview will air during the 3rd hour of the show-between 5:15-5:45pm (est).  Check out the syndicated show which airs in major US cities. To find out where the show airs in your local area or to listen live online visit:

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