The United States is nearly alone in not offering paid parental leave. Two Senators have introduced a paid version of FMLA and a few states have taken matters into their own hands and are offering paid leaves to families. It might be time to move.
Grandmother Mary Virginia Jones, or "Mother Mary" as friends know her, is finally free, but her story illustrates the reality that women are now incarcerated at nearly double the rate of men in this country. Yet they receive little attention in criminal justice reform measures.