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  • 4/20/2017
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    The Forgotten Faces of Mass Incarceration: The Female Prison Experience

    In the era of increasing conversation around the issue of mass incarceration in the U.S., the male prison experience dominates the academic, conversational, and media landscapes.  While is it still the case that significantly more men than women are in prison, the damaging effects of mass incarceration on women in our society is often overlooked.  The lack of attention to the female experience is somewhat surprising given that from 1980 to 2014, the rate of growth for female imprisonment outpaced men by more than 50%. Consequently, women now comprise a larger proportion of the prison population than ever before.  In fact, from 1980 to 2014, the number of incarcerated women in the U.S. increased by more than 700%.  Given these alarming trends, any informed discussion about the personal and social impact of mass incarceration must include the female experience.  Thus, please join us for an in-depth conversation with a panel of former female offenders as they discuss the unique obstacles faced by women in the criminal justice system.

    Facilitated by Dr. Rosevelt Noble.



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