Carole Eady-Porcher

New York

Carole A. Eady serves as co-chair of Women on the Rise Telling Her Story (WORTH), sits on the board of directors for the Center for Community Alternatives (CCA), and is a coordinator for the Exodus Prison Project at Abyssinian Baptist Church. She has taught anthropology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice since completing her Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degrees in Forensic Psychology there in 2006. Carole is widely recognized as a grassroots leader in the efforts to end the shackling of incarcerated women while giving birth and the termination of their parental rights.

She was the recipient of John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Howard D. Mann Award for Humanitarianism in Service in 2006, and the Coalition for Women Prisoners’ Advocacy Award in 2007. In 2011, she received the Citizens’ Against Recidivism Glenn E. Martin Advocacy Award. Carole’s writings have been featured in several publications and she has made numerous presentations at conferences held by social justice organizations including the Drug Policy Alliance, the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, and Angela Davis’ Critical Resistance.