Meet Kristen King

Kristen is a 30something red-headed, glasses-wearing, wine- and tea-drinking mom to twin boys in the Tampa, FL, metro area. She balances parenthood with writing, health coaching, and working full-time.

Cosmo Highlights Report on Shackling of Pregnant Women in Criminal Justice System

Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 1.05.03 PMwww.kristenking.com – As you know, I recently had the privilege of writing a report on behalf of the National Task Force on the Use of Restraints with Pregnant Women under Correctional Custody, Best Practices in the Use of Restraints with Pregnant Women and Girls Under Correctional Custody, in my full-time role with Advocates for Human Potential.

Much to my delight, Cosmopolitan highlighted this report in the Health article “Why Are So Many PregnantPrisoners Still Being Shackled?” on May 21. The article and the other reports and statements it highlights are well worth the time it takes to read them! Use of restraints on pregnant women is a serious human rights issue that deserves our attention and concern.

DOJ Releases Statement on Shackling of Pregnant Women under Correctional Custody

www.kristenking.com – From 2012 to 2013, I had the opportunity to write a best practices statement on behalf of the National Task Force on the Use of Restraints with Pregnant Women under Correctional Custody, Best Practices in the Use of Restraints with Pregnant Women and Girls Under Correctional Custody, in my full-time role with Advocates for Human Potential.

The Task Force was convened by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2011, and the report was sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs (OJP), DOJ. My role was to transform the principles and recommendations of the Task Force into a report for public consumption, which I did with the support of fantastic project managers and content experts, and a skilled graphic designer.

Read all about the Task Force and the report here: 

Just Released: Best Practices in the Use of Restraints with Pregnant Women and Girls under Correctional Custody

 

Lumpini Park Now Available – by client Ty Hutchinson

www.kristenking.com — Client and outstanding thriller writer Ty Hutchinson just released his latest book, Lumpini Park. This is the second book in the Chasing Chinatown Trilogy, starring one of my favorite fiction heroines, feisty FBI Abby Kane.

On the hunt for the mastermind behind a deadly global game, Abby arrives in Bangkok, Thailand, where she discovers a killer is already roaming the Big Mango looking for his next grand kill. As Abby is pulled further into the world of deadly play, the dynamics of the game suddenly change. Out of her jurisdiction and unsure of who she can trust, Abby is faced with two choices: walk away or die

Find Lumpini Park on AmazonBarnes & NobleKoboBooks, and iTunes. Follow Ty Hutchinson on his blog.