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Prison System By Numbers Press

The Pernicious 'War on Drugs' Is behind America's Staggeringly High Female Prison Population

by Cliff Weathers for San Diego Free Press:

Women make up nearly 9% of the U.S. prison population and about a third of them are serving time for drug offenses, according to two recent studies. Moreover, with just over 200,000 women behind bars, U.S. prisons incarcerate a third of all female prisoners worldwide.

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