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Photo: Krish Gundu, 2006

Diane Wilson, a writer-activist and 4th generation shrimper, was incarcerated in the Victoria County Jail for her environmental protest in 2006. She and three other women: Ann Wright, the nationally-known peace activist and retired U.S. Army Colonel; Houston activist Krishnaveni (Kinnu) Gundu and Austin writer/historian Diana Claitor joined to start an organization to call attention to how conditions in the local county jails are often unsafe, inhumane and detrimental to mental and physical health, damaging inmates, their families and entire communities.