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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 MEN V. WOMEN IN PRISON female 7% One out of every threefemales in state prisons is incarcerated for a violent offense 93% male Expanding at an annual rate of 4.6% between 1995 and 2005, women now account for 7% of the population in state and federal prisons. WHO HAS IT TOUGHER? 1 = % of males = % of females Percentage of Men and Women Incarcerated (2003) As time has gone by, more and more women have been incarcerated. Although there has not been a large increase in federal prisons, state prisons have seen an overwhelming increase in population. Black women represent 30% of all females incarcerated under state or federal jurisdiction. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 Violent Offense Property Offense Drug Offense Hispanic women represent 16% of all females incarcerated under state or federal jurisdiction. Nearly one in four women is diagnosed with amental illness. Parents in Prison A government study conductedin 2000 revealed that more thatmore than half of the mothers in prison have never had a visitwith their children. Over the years, the prison population has increased for both genders. Although men have a larger population than women, women have seen a more rapid rate of imprisonment than men. Sources:The Sentencing Project ( Civil Liberties Union ( of Justice Statistics ( Center for Justice ( Steven TaleroDaniella SapioNajelie LopezAlikhlas Boxx
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