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Prison: Women Punished More Than Men

The Chicago Reporter, the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and NPR has issued a report finding that women in Illinois  ( and prisons across the country), are punished more than male inmates for usually minor violations. They analyzed data from fifteen states, which tracked punishments by gender, visited four different prison systems, and […]

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Too Many Women in Jail

Although men comprise over 90% of inmates, and commit about 80% of violent crime, the United States has a much higher percentage of incarcerated women in jail than other developed countries. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines jail as follows: “A place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody; specifically :such a place under the jurisdiction of a local government […]

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