The Sentencing Project News – Women

The number of women in prison, a third of whom are incarcerated for drug offenses, is increasing at nearly double the rate for men. These women often have significant histories of physical and sexual abuse, high rates of HIV infection, and substance abuse. Large-scale women\’s imprisonment has resulted in an increasing number of children who suffer from their mother\’s incarceration and the loss of family ties.

Read more…>>> The Sentencing Project News – Women.

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