Polly Mann: Betty McKenzie, a Prisoner of Conscience

Betty's Pekin home housed about 300 inmates, all nonviolent offenders—a few were bank robbers, one had been an embezzler, but most had been convicted of drug-related charges. Some were there because they could not afford first-rate legal aid. The majority were African American and Latina and young. By Polly Mann  WomenAgainstMilitaryMadness.org  Summer I  July 2015 More