Texas Center for Justice and Equity fellow Cynthia Simons on how the growing number of women in prison continues the carceral state's cycle of dismantling Black and brown families.
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Cynthia Simons is the Women’s Fellow at the Texas Center for Justice and Equity. Her passion for civil rights and justice reform stems back to the age of 15 when she graduated high school at the age of 15 and attended the University of Texas at San Antonio. That passion has since been fueled by a firsthand view of the justice system. Cynthia hopes to protect women’s rights and reallocate funds from Texas prisons to communities to ensure we are meeting the unique needs of women to accomplish system diversion while still supporting and advocating for currently incarcerated women and those who have returned home. This also includes the critical need for strategies to promote family wellness and reunification