The Shocking Numbers Behind the US’s Exploding Women Prisoner Population

This infographic was originally published by the Boston University Master of Criminal Justice Program and has been cross-posted here with their permission.

More and more, people are waking up to the awful truth about how the United States prison system perpetuates oppression.

But do you know that this is becoming more and more of a concern for women every day?

Consider this: 75% of incarcerated women are intimate partner violence survivors, and 1-in-10 will be sexually assaulted in prison.

Now check out this infographic with the whole horrifying truth about the rising population of women prisoners, and you’ll know that we’ve got to do something to stop this.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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