Likna examines the paid receipt that freed her from imprisonment in a locked patio of a USA-based Nonprofit Hospital in Haiti. Traced photograph with altered facial features (original photograph by China Tolliver)

A reproductive-justice project to abolish hospital prison and reckon with obstetric apartheid

Project Partners

Alissa Jordan, PhD
Center for Experimental Ethnography
Carmelle Moise, RN
Mama Baby Ayiti
  • Masèl, Yon Fre

    Masèl, fre Naomi, pale sou Whatsapp sou eksperyans pa li andan lòpital misyone ki te kenbe sè li kou prizonye pou plizye mwa. Nou chanje non li epi chanje son vwa li pou pwoteje idantite li.

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    Masèl, Yon Fre
  • Speaking with Masèl

    Masèl shared his story in original Creole over WhatsApp. For  English-speaking audiences , Koby Cesar, a voice actor, provides an interpretation of Masèl’s experience. 

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  • Meet Alissa of CEE

    English Alissa Jordan is an anthropologist, filmmaker, writer, and activist born in Big Pine Key, Florida and living in Philadelphia. She is the co-host of “Birthing Resistance: Stories of Hospital Prison” and the host of “Akouchman ak Rezistans: Lòpital Pa Prizon”. She began confronting hospital detention in mission hospitals in Haiti through the advocacy and […]

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    Meet Alissa of CEE
  • Meet Carmelle of MBH

    Meet Carmelle Moise, Midwife at Mama Baby Haiti and Co-Director of the Hospital Prison | Lopital Pa Prison Project. Watch a video in English about Carmelle’s story here. Listen below for a description of her work to end hospital detentions in Haiti and around the world.

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    Meet Carmelle of MBH