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Since 1985, women incarceration rates have nearly doubled. More and more women are receiving prison sentences due as a result of their involvement in criminal activity. A growing topic in corrections has been the supervision of women in correctional facilities.

This video examines mass incarceration and women (TEDx Talks, 2018):

https://law.jrank.org/pages/1805/Prisons-Prisons-Women-Problems-unmet-needs-in-contemporary-women-s-prison.html

https://www.apa.org/pi/ses/resources/indicator/2019/04/incarcerated-women

https://www.sentencingproject.org/issues/women/

  • Identify three problems surrounding the incarceration of women in prison.
  • What are the long and short term consequences of these problems?
  • Which of these problems do you believe to be the most damaging?
    • Why are these problems so damaging?
    • What are the long-term consequences of these problems?
    • How would you address these problems?