Grassroots Leadership Welcomes Laura Price as Women's Campaign Intern

Grassroots Leadership is proud to welcome Laura Price as our Women's Campaign Intern!

Laura Price is currently a junior at Davidson College majoring in Postcolonial Studies through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.  She spent the past four months studying Arabic and Political Science in Rabat, Morocco.  After graduation, Laura hopes to pursue a career in law.

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From her experiences working with the Pittsylvania County's sheriff department and volunteering with Boaz and Ruth, she grew more interested in social justice issues relating to prison and jail reform.  Laura is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on the Women’s Campaign and learn more about the state of women held in private prisons and detention centers.  The Women’s Campaign seeks to expose the reality of women incarcerated for profit and ultimately end for-profit imprisonment and detainment. Utilizing a human rights framework we will examine disciplinary practices, sexual assault, deprivation, victimization, gender and identity-responsive and culturally relevant treatment plans, and aftercare, specific to the private prison and detainment center.

Grassroots Leadership is very happy to welcome Laura to the Charlotte office .  She brings a great deal of energy,intelligence and enthusiasm to the work.  We look forward to working with her and to the important report on women in private incarceration that she will help create.

She can be reached at lprice@grassrootsleadership.org