Comprehensive Data

How many women are held in prisons, jails, and other correctional facilities in the United States? Why are they there? How are their experiences different from men’s? Check out the reports to understand the reasons for their incarceration, and the unique challenges they face compared to men.

The Sentencing Project FACT SHEET Incarcerated Women and Girls, April 3, 2023

Prison Policy Initiative Women's Mass Incarceration The Whole Pie 2023

Prison Policy Initiative The Gender Divide: Tracking Women's State Prison Growth, January 9, 2018