Women in Prisons are often Women in Shadow

One-Third of the World’s Women in Prison Are Locked Up In The USA. All 201,200 Of Them.   :  Information Clearing House – ICH

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One-Third of the World’s Women in Prison Are Locked Up In The USA. All 201,200 Of Them.   :  Information Clearing House – ICH.

One-Third of the World’s Women in Prison Are Locked Up In The USA. All 201,200 Of Them.

 By Zak Cheney-Rice

October 14, 2014 “ICH” – “Mic” –Forbes recently published a map charting the largest female prison populations in the world:

Source: Niall McCarthy/Statista

As you can see, it’s not even close. Citing data from the International Center for Prison Studies, Niall McCarthy of Statista visualizes how the United States housed nearly one-third of the globe’s incarcerated women in 2013. It’s a huge problem the American public has only begun to recognize.

The context: Recently, discussions around the rise of mass incarceration have focused largely on men, most notably, black men. Illustrating this is how 1 in 10 black American males…

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