The Fire Inside: Women Protesting AIDS in Prison since 1980

@article{Day2022TheFI,
  title={The Fire Inside: Women Protesting AIDS in Prison since 1980},
  author={Emma Day},
  journal={Modern American History},
  year={2022},
  volume={5},
  pages={79 - 100}
}
  • Emma Day
  • Published 1 March 2022
  • Political Science
  • Modern American History
In the late twentieth century, the American prison system expanded in ways that denied women, and especially working-class and women of color, adequate medical care with regard to HIV-AIDS and their reproductive, chronic, and other illnesses. The experience of living within a racist, misogynistic, and privatized prison system shaped women's organizing on the inside, inspiring forms of mutual aid among prisoners and compelling the formation of inside–outside alliances. Activists not only… 

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