Marilynn Winn, co-founder and executive director of Women on the Rise, an advocacy organization of formerly incarcerated women of color. Photos: Peyton Fulford

These Formerly Incarcerated Women Fought to Close a Jail and Won

The Atlanta City Detention Center was for those with small violations, but the effect on their lives was tremendous

Victoria Law
ZORA
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8 min readMar 4, 2020

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“H“Have you ever heard of formerly incarcerated women closing a jail?” That’s the question posed by Marilynn Winn, co-founder and executive director of Women on the

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Victoria Law
ZORA
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Victoria Law is a freelance journalist who focuses on the intersections of incarceration, gender and resistance and the author of Resistance Behind Bars.