Posted inOpinion-OW

Plugging up the ‘pipeline to prison’ for women and girls of color

A crisis is brewing and having a dramatic impact in our homes and our communities. Between 1980 and 2010, women were the fastest growing population of prisoners. Girls made up the fastest-growing segment of the juvenile justice system. Women and girls of color are being incarcerated at higher rates than ever, but they are not committing more violent crimes.