The Curious Autodidact

September 6, 2017

Good Listen: Women After Prison

Filed under: media related,prison reform,social justice — Honilima @ 3:13 pm

The statistics about women and prison are staggering, more than a million women are in the system currently. The female prison population has risen precipitously in the last ten year due to the nature of the plea bargain and the number of mandatory drug sentences.

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Christopher Lydon, on his program Open Source takes a look at Women After Prison and reminds us all that these women are someone’s daughter, likely someone’s sister, and/or mother. 89% of whom will be released and be living in the wider community upon release.

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