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Did you Know?
Women are the fastest growing population in prison with an increase of 646% between 1980 and 2010.
The number of women in prison increased at nearly 1.5 times the rate of men.
More than 205,000 women are now incarcerated (Including women in local jails).
Over 56,000 people are incarcerated in Georgia.
Women represent 9% of the overall prison population in Georgia.
Pathways to crime for female offenders include a long history of sexual and/or physical abuse, unhealthy relationships, and substance abuse.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Voices From American Prisons: Faith, Education, and Healing by Kaia Stern
Examining U.S. Corrections Policy
Ex-inmate Makes Better Life Through Women's College Prison Program
Brazil Prisoners Reading Books to Shorten their Sentences
The Grounded Curriculum, Part 2
The States that spend more money on prisoners than college students
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