Ann Hansen is a former member of Direct Action, whose activism included igniting dynamite at a facility that manufactured American cruise missiles. Although no one was killed in the blast and the group posted and phoned in warnings, Hansen received a life sentence in 1983. After more than seven long years in prison and more than twenty on parole, Hansen wrote Taking the Rap: Women Doing Time for Society’s Crimes .
Fran Chaisson-was imprisoned in P4W in 1973. Fran is part of the P4W Memorial Collective fighting to keep alive the memory of the women who lived and died at the Kingston Prison for Women (P4W closed in 2000).