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WOMEN INCARCERATION TWICE THAT OF MEN

 

January 30, 2020



The United States is one of the top incarcerators of women in the world. A report shows that between 1980 and 2016, the number of women incarcerated in American jails and prisons increased by more than 700 percent from 26,378 in 1980 to 213,722 in 2016.

One has to wonder what is happening or not happening with women to curtail them away from criminal activity. Generally, women do not get into trouble easily. According to the Equal Justice Initiative, in 2016, there were 1.2 million women under the supervision of the criminal justice system.

While the rate of African American women has bee...



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