Jails / Prisons : Women In Prison

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  1. Keita Kenyatta

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    Women have become the hidden victims of the state's zeal for incarceration, as the number of California prisoners surged past the 100,000 mark in April of 1991.

    California now has the uncertain distinction of having the most women prisoners in the nation, as well as the world's largest women's prison.

    Since 1980, the number of women imprisoned in the us has tripled. Now, on any given day, over 90,000 women are incarcerated in us jails and prisons.

    In 1992, there were 50,493 women incarcerated in federal and state prisons. Amazingly, the rate of women's imprisonment grew from 6 per 100,000 in 1925 to 37 per 100,000 in 1992. The rate of imprisonment in California is approximately 45 per 100,000.


    continued read:http://www.prisonactivist.org/women/women-in-prison.html