Tag Archives: women

U.S. Holds Almost 1/3 of All Female Prisoners in the World

Fact: Almost 1/3 of the world’s female prisoners are in the United States.

Fact: The U.S. incarcerates over 200,000 women.

Fact: This is more than China, Russia, and Brazil combined.

Source: Nearly a Third of All Female Prisoners Worldwide Are Incarcerated in the United States, Forbes

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Unrestricted Shackling of Juveniles and Pregnant Women

Fact: 36 states allow the indiscriminate shackling of juveniles in court rooms.

Fact: Only 18 states prohibit or restrict the shackling of pregnant prisoners, including during labor.

Fact: Roughly 12,000 women are pregnant at the time of incarceration, including thousands who give birth while incarcerated annually.

Source: DC Attorneys Want Juveniles Released from Shackles in Court, Washington Post; The Shackling of Pregnant Women and Girls in U.S. Prisons, Jails, and Youth Detention Centers; ACLU