November 27, 2015

30 percent of incarcerated women are in US

Vox - About 5 percent of the world's women live in the United States, but America accounts for 30 percent of the world's population of incarcerated women. This statistic comes from a new report by the Prison Policy Initiative, which found that the US incarceration rate for women — 127 per 100,000 — tops every country except Thailand.

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