Anthropology

Women across the Americas incarcerated for minor, non-violent, drug-related crimes at an alarming rate

“In Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Peru, well over 60 percent of each country’s female prison population is incarcerated for drug-related crimes.”

The policies that have led to this surge in imprisonment have torn apart families and crippled women’s abilities to find decent, legal employment once they have been released, perpetuating a vicious cycle of poverty, desperation and incarceration. The imprisonment of mothers and caregivers in particular can have devastating consequences for their families and communities.

Original Article (Wola):
Women across the Americas incarcerated for minor, non-violent, drug-related crimes at an alarming rate
Artwork by: Tomas Castelazo

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