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International Women's Day

On International Women's Day, we want to raise awareness of the direct impact of the criminal legal system on women:

- The United States is one of the top incarcerators of women in the world.

- Women’s incarceration has grown at twice the pace of men’s incarceration in recent decades, and disproportionately in local jails for low-level offenses.

- Even a few days of incarceration can have dramatic impacts on women's employment, housing, families, and future opportunities.

Read Prison Policy Initiative's report about Women's Mass Incarceration:



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