Graph showing women in prisons and jails experience serious psychological distress at higher rates than men.

Data Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Indicators of Mental Health Problems Reported by Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2011-2012. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2017)

This graph originally appeared in New government report points to continuing mental health crisis in prisons and jails.

1 in 3 female respondents in jails reported experiencing symptoms of serious psychological distress – more than twice the rate of men in prisons.



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