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Graph showing the number of women in Illinois state prisons from 1978 to 2015. In 1978, there were 236 women in Illinois state prisons. By 2015, the number of women in prison had grown to 2,675.

(Graph: Wendy Sawyer, January 2018)

thumbnail for The Gender Divide report This graph is a part of the Prison Policy Initiative report, The Gender Divide: Tracking women's state prison growth.

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