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Nikki Perry

Nikki Perry

Nikki Perry is a fourth-generation Kansan and the author of “Policing Sex in the Sunflower State: the Story of the Kansas State Industrial Farm for Women,” a 2022 Kansas Notable Book.

OPINION
Hattie Campbell, seen in a mugshot when she arrived as an 18-year-old in 1925 at the Kansas State Industrial Farm for Women, was one of more than 5,000 Kansas women imprisoned between world wars by a government more intent on enforcing a certain version of sexual morality than solving the health crisis at hand. (Submitted)

Kansas has been here before: Lessons from policing women’s sexuality 100 years ago

By: - August 1, 2022

Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Nikki Perry is a fourth-generation Kansan and the author of “Policing Sex in the Sunflower State: The Story of the Kansas State Industrial Farm for Women,” a […]