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April 24, 2009

Portia Project to Screen Documentary on the Personal Lives of Pregnant Inmates April 25 and 26

The Portia Project, a non-profit formed to provide legal assistance to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women, will screen local filmmaker Randi Jacobs’ documentary A Sentence for Two this Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, at 1 p.m. at the Bijou Art Cinemas, located at 492 E. 13th St. in Eugene.
 
The film tells the stories of three pregnant inmates and one formerly incarcerated inmate from Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon’s only all-female prison. The women are interviewed at various times throughout their pregnancies and after they have given birth. In their stories, these women describe the circumstances that brought them to prison, what it is like to be pregnant behind bars, and the heart-wrenching reality of being separated from their newborns following delivery. Professor Barbara Aldave will lead a discussion on the rights of incarcerated women in Oregon following the screening.
 
More information is available on the Portia Project Web site and the Sentence for Two Web site.

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