Quote: Meda Chesney-Lind on Women Criminals

Meda Chesney-Lind - criminologist, author and professor

Meda Chesney-Lind – criminologist, author and professor

“In 1980, there were about 12,000 women in prison; by 2000, there were over 85,000 – more than a sevenfold increase in two decades.”

“In 1990, the incarceration rate for female offenders was 31 out of 100,000 female (U.S.) residents; by 2000, it was 59 out of 100,000.”

“Currently, over 950,000 women are under some kind of criminal justice supervision.”

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