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Within the US, the rate of female incarceration increased fivefold in a two decade span ending in 2001; the increase occurred because of increased prosecutions and convictions of offenses related to recreational drugs, increases in the severity of offenses, and a lack of community sanctions and treatment for women who violate drug laws.
Tough-on-crime legislation and legislation associated with the war on drugs have been connected to the increasing rate of the incarceration of women of color from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
This article discusses the incarceration of women in prisons and jails within the United States.
According to a November 2018 report by the Prison Policy Initiative, 219,000 women are incarcerated in the United States. (about 65.7 per 100,000 of the national population), Thailand (60.7), El Salvador (58.4), Turkmenistan (about 38.2), Seychelles (34.8), Russian Federation (33.5), French Guiana (32.4), Macau-China (31.3), Rwanda (29.6), Greenland (28.5), and American Samoa (27.3)." Between 20, the number of males in prison grew by 1.4% per annum, while the number of females grew by 1.9% per annum.
The incarceration rate for African American women for all crimes, driven by drug-related offenses, increased by 800 percent between 19, compared to a 400 percent increase for women of all races.
over 135,000 women in the United States were in prisons and jails.
Severe sentencing laws, especially mandatory minimum sentences, which were a part of Reagan’s crime bill and the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 engendered a mass increase in imprisonment.
First, women prisoners were imprisoned alongside men in "general population", where they were subject to sexual attacks and daily forms of degradation.A 2017 report by the World Prison Brief states: "The highest female prison population rates are in the U. From 2010 to 2013, the numbers fell for both genders, −0.8% for males and −0.5% for females.For jails the figures for 2000–10 are 1.8% for males and 2.6% for females, while for 2010–13 they are −1.4% for males and 3.4% for females.The mass incarceration of females in the US has become a major human rights issue that has been widely criticised by international organisations such as Human Rights Watch.The first American female correctional facility with dedicated buildings and staff was the Mount Pleasant Female Prison in Ossining, New York; the facility had some operational dependence on nearby Sing Sing, a men's prison.