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              <h2>Santa Cruz Women’s Prison Project Collection </h2>
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                <p>We recently processed a new collection of materials
                  related to Bay Area women’s’ prison organizing during
                  the 1970s, the Santa Cruz Women’s Prison Project
                  (SCWPP). Through photographs, newsletters, reports,
                  correspondence, poetry chapbooks, and more, this
                  collection documents SCWPP’s prison work at the
                  California Institution for Women (CIW), where the
                  organization launched an <a
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                  provided UC extension credit for classes such as
                  creative writing, women’s health, and social action.
                  The project marked the first time that college credit
                  was granted to prisoners in the history of the
                  institution. </p>
                <p>Beyond their work at CIW, the SCWPP engaged in
                  numerous forms of mobilizing against prisons and
                  building support for the prisoner movement. In 1977,
                  the group helped organize a women’s prison <a
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                    together</a> over 120 formerly incarcerated women
                  and women of diverse backgrounds from across the
                  western United States.</p>
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