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To understand the particular challenges faced by incarcerated women during COVID 19—of whom nearly 80% are mothers, to name one glaring example—and to learn about how COVID-19 is amplifying them, we called Keri Blakinger, the first formerly incarcerated staff writer at The Marshall Project. Keri also reports for the Houston Chronicle and co-hosts their podcast Behind the Walls about criminal justice in Texas. Keri’s thorough and thoughtful reporting has led to prison reforms, including a state-level effort to get 3-D printed dentures to incarcerated communities. Read Keri's interview in PEN America's World Press Freedom Day 2020 effort: https://pen.org/local-journalist-heroes-keri-blakinger/ Intro by Mark Gallagher Music by Orquesta Arrecife https://pen.org/worksofjustice

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