Episode 38: Motherhood on Trial - Pregnant and incarcerated

May 26, 2021


Afrika Owes
De'Jone Watts

In, “Motherhood on Trial: Pregnant and Incarcerated,” Legal Administrative Associate Afrika Owes spoke with De'Jone Watts about her experiences as an incarcerated mother and shed light on the traumatizing experience of preparing to give birth while incarcerated. De'Jone, a women's support and social services manager at Root & Rebound, whose mission is to restore power and resources to the families and communities most harmed by mass incarceration through legal advocacy, public education, policy reform, and litigation, shared the powerful journey that led her to work at an organization where she uses her pain as power to inspire and uplift formerly incarcerated women of color.