Graph comparing the growth of women's and men's state prison populations nationwide from 1978 to 2015. Women's state prison populations have grown at over twice the pace of men's, to over 9 times their 1978 size.

Data Source: For source details, see https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/women_overtime.html. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2018)

This graph originally appeared in The Gender Divide: Tracking women’s state prison growth.



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