Since 1980, the number of American women in prison has increased more than 700 percent. Can Corrections meet the needs of its growing female prison population?
Over the last quarter century, the number of women behind bars has increased by more than 700 percent. According to The Sentencing Project:Half of those women were not employed full-time the month before incarceration. Nearly half had never finished high school.
Earlier this month, Liz coordinated with the DOC and Women of Faith to take 43 prisoners to Lincoln for Women of Faith's "From Survival to Revival," a conference about making it through the hard times in life.
This week, “America ReFramed” aired its feature-length documentary on the lives of incarcerated moms: “Mothers of Bedford.”
“America ReFramed” is a television series bringing its viewers a “snapshot of the transforming American life.” Within the last few decades the number of incarcerated women in America has more than doubled, and today, 80 percent of female inmates are biological mothers to school-aged children.