Graph showing the number of women incarcerated by federal, state, or local governments from 1922 to 2015. Women's state prison and jail populations have grown dramatically, and about equally, since the late 1970's.

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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