One third of the world’s women prisoners are locked up in the U.S. even though just 4% of the world’s female population lives here. In Pennsylvania, the incarceration rate of women and girls exceeds that of every other nation on earth.
Women & girls are incarcerated in prisons, jails, & juvenile facilities across the U.S.
Of incarcerated women are the victims of prior sexual assault & gender violence.
Of women in prison are mothers to children under the age of 18.
Expert assistance for women and girls fighting wrongful convictions and unjust sentences. We offer research, strategy, and expert testimony.
Policy-relevant research on gender and mass incarceration that centers and amplifies the voices of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and girls.
Educational programming, training, and technical assistance for stakeholders including families, advocates, students, attorneys, and members of the judiciary.