HELP US ADVOCATE FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN Women are the fastest-growing segment of the prison population, but information about their experiences behind bars is hard to find. The Prison Policy Initiative uncovers data that tells the true story of mass incarceration — so that advocates can make the strongest cases for reform.

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graphic comparing the incarceration rates of women the founding NATO members with the incarceration rates of women in the United States and the state of West Virginia. The incarceration rate of 133 per 100,000 for the United States and 179 for West Virginia is much higher than any of the founding NATO members

(Graph: Aleks Kajstura, June 2018)

This graph is a part of the Prison Policy Initiative report, States of Women’s Incarceration: The Global Context 2018.

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