Number of Women in Prisons Is on Rise – New York Times
Posted On October 25, 2005
Does this mean women are getting more violent and prone to commit crimes? Or is it that judges are becoming less easygoing when it comes to female criminals? Or does it mean something else…Either way…the fantasy it conjures is certainly much better than the reality…
compared to this…real world
I do give these ladies credit for keeping their makeup and hairdos nice….
And of course here is the AP story that spawned all this….
Number of Women in Prisons Is on Rise
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (AP) – Women made up 7 percent of inmates in state and federal prisons last year and accounted for nearly one in four arrests, the government reported Sunday.
The number of women incarcerated in state and federal prisons in 2004 was up 4 percent compared with 2003, more than double the 1.8 percent increase among men, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported. In 1995, women made up 6.1 percent of inmates in those facilities.
The total number of people incarcerated grew 1.9 percent in 2004 to 2,267,787.
That figure includes federal and state prisoners, as well as 713,990 inmates held in local jails, 15,757 in United States territorial prisons, 9,788 in immigration and customs facilities, 2,177 in military facilities, 1,826 in Indian jails and 102,338 in juvenile facilities.
The country’s state and federal prison population, 1,421,911, which excludes state and federal prisoners in local jails, grew 2.6 percent in 2004, compared with an average growth of 3.4 percent a year since 1995.