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: