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Devastating Results of Women Going to Prison

A new info-graphic created by the Huffington Post highlights the alarming rise in women who are incarcerated. Looking at data between the years 1992-2012, average prison rates have gone up around 150-200 percent. And 57 percent of women in federal prisons are there on drug charges and 8.5 percent of women have been raped in all-female facilities. —Kellee Terrell

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