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States of Women's Incarceration: The Global Context
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Mass incarceration in the United States is a hot topic in the news. The United States incarcerates 716 people for every 100,000 residents. That number is higher than any other country in the world. Most of those incarcerated are men, but hidden in the incarceration numbers are the number of women held in correctional facilities. World Women's

The Prison Policy Initiative released a new report that compares the incarceration rate of women in individual U.S. states to other countries. This report, States of Women's Incarceration: The Global Context, shows that the 25 jurisdictions with the highest incarceration rates in world are American states. The U.S. has only 5% of the world’s female population; however, there are approximately 206,000 women in the United States or 30% of the women held in correctional facilities around the world.

 

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Posted Tue, Nov 24 2015 9:06 AM by Elizabeth

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