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The Top 5 Facts About Women in Our Criminal Justice System

Accession Number: 027321
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The top five facts about women incarcerated in the United States are discussed. These are: the number of women in correctional facilities has increased 800% over the last 30 years; a majority of these women have experienced emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; many incarcerated girls have also experienced such abuse; pregnant mothers are often shackled during labor and delivery; and following release, ex-offenders face a lot of barriers to successful reentry.

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Publication Year: 
2012
Length: 
4 pages
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