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1 Out of Every 109 Women in America

ID Number: 25020
Maker: Susan Willmarth
Technique: digital print
Date Made: 2005
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 43.3 cm x 28 cm; 17 1/16 in x 11 in
Main Subject: Prisons & Prisoners; Women
Materials: Paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
1 Out of Every 109 Women in America is Incarcerated, on Parole or Probation 150,000 women are in jail or in prison Most women entering prison have been convicted of non-violent crimes 1/2 of all women in prison are incarcerated more than 100 miles from their families Incarcerated women are among the poorest people in America. 2/3 have less than a high school education. One in five homeless Almost 1/2 of the women entering prison in 2000 were serving time for drug offences Seven million children have a parent in prison, on probation or parole African Americans are 18% of N.Y. state's population Hispanics are 15.1% of N.Y. state's population 79% of all women in N.Y. state's prisons are black or hispanic Of all people incarcerated in New York with drug offences: 93% are African American or Hispanic Prisoners of a Hard Life: Women & Their Children by Susan Wilmarth. (c) 2005 The Real Cost of Prisons Project. www.realcostofprisons.org info@realcostofprisonsproject.org from Prisoners of a Hard Life, a comic book of the Real Cost of Prisons Project, Northampton, MA. Reproduced by permission for Prison Nation-Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex, an exhibition from the archives of Center for the Study of Political Graphics www.politicalgraphics.org Prison Nation was funded in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.


Acquisition Number: 2006-075

Copyright Status:
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