Incarcerated Black women face issues of labor exploitation, sexual victimization, overmedication, and assault on reproductive rights. The incarceration rate for Black women is more than twice that of White women—a racial disparity that has remained even as the overall rate of incarceration has declined. Incarcerated women face a host of human and civil rights concerns, including labor exploitation, sexual victimization, overmedication, and assault on reproductive rights.
"13th" analyzes the criminalization of African-Americans, the U.S. prison boom, and their connections to the 13th Amendment.
The significance of the 13th Amendment anniversary -- which abolished slavery in most states -- is not lost on us, as we watch the first African-American president deliver these moving remarks.