Ten More Facts on Women Engaged in the Criminal Justice System
Date:  02-14-2014

Costs of jailing females and transitioning back into the community differ from male offenders
On March 15, 2013 Reentry Central provided several facts concerning women engaged in the criminal justice system.

According to the National Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women (NRCJIW) the average female inmate is:

  • In her thirties

  • Convicted of drug related crimes

  • Undereducated and lacking skills

  • Living in poverty

  • Unemployed

    NRCJIW also found that incarcerated women are:

  • Disproportionately women of color

  • Mothers to minor children

  • Victims of physical and/or sexual abuse

  • Experiencing substance abuse issues

  • Experiencing health problems

  • Experiencing mental health issues

    Less than a year later the American Jail Association offered its own study on females in American jails. And while “10 Facts About Women In Jails” reiterates some of the facts covered by the National Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women, it also provides information on female reentry and costs associated with jailing female offenders, as well as other gender-based issues. To read “10 Facts About Women In Jails” click here to go to website.

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