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Russell Webster

Russell Webster

Criminal Justice & substance misuse expert and author of this blog.

The Truth About Women of Color Behind Bars

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Two thirds of women in prisons in the USA are women of color and the situation is getting worse.

Two thirds of the women in US prisons are “women of color”

The increase in incarcerated women is no recent phenomenon. Between 1977 and 2007, the number of women in prison or jail in the U.S. increased more than 832 percent—twice the rate (416 percent) men experienced. In fact, the United States has more than 200,000 women serving sentences, which is the largest female prisoner population on earth.

The infographic below from US legal tech firm logikcull has pulled together some troubling statistics:

 

The Truth About Women of Color Behind Bars

Via logikcull

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