Bias Behind Bars: Decreasing Disproportionate Rates of Incarcerated Women in California and Nationwide for Low-Level Offenses

Oct 01, 2014 | by
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A new analysis of California prison data underscores an emerging body of research nationally: Today in California, women are disproportionately incarcerated for low-level, petty crimes. The Women's Foundation of California report, Bias Behind Bars: Decreasing Disproportionate Rates of Incarcerated Women in California and Nationwide for Low-Level Offenses, explores these troubling trends and the profound ripple effects that incarceration and a felony conviction have on the stability of families and communities.