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Women's Collections: Subject Guide: Incarcerated Women

Incarcerated Women: Manuscript Collections

ForeverFamily Records, 1975-2016 (W120)
Foreverfamily, Inc. records, 1975-2015 [bulk, 2003-2009], document the nonprofit's efforts to expand services on a national level. "National Expansion" was its campaign to explore various options and possibilities in new regions of the country. A National Advisory Board of experts from different areas in those communities formed the network of support for this national outreach program. These records include the Board's agendas, presentations, reports, research files, toolkits and work plans all utilized in an effort to explore the possibilities of coalition building, community organizing and other potential resources that might be available. In addition, later accessions include artifacts, t-shirts, videos and photographs documenting the groups activities.

Incarcerated Women: Oral Histories

Sandra Barnhill
Sandra Barnhill earned her BA in political science at Georgia State University (1982), and her J.D. at the University of Texas (1984). From 1983 to 1987, she served as a staff attorney for the Southern Prisoners’ Defense Committee. In this role, she represented indigent prisoners in class action challenges to prison conditions and in post-conviction challenges on capital convictions. During this time, Barnhill became frustrated by the lack of support given to imprisoned mothers and their families. In 1987, she founded Foreverfamily (originally named Aid to Imprisoned Mothers (AIM)), which is a nonprofit  Atlanta-based organization advocating for inmate parents and their children. In 2004, the Ford Foundation  recognized Barnhill for her outstanding leadership efforts.

Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives

Oral Histories at GSU

Archives for Research on Women and Gender

Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives

Lucy Hargrett Draper Collections on Women's Rights, Advocacy, and the Law

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Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3202

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