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In Reforming Jails, Don’t Leave Women Behind

Women in jail are now the fastest-growing correctional population in the U.S. The number of females held on any given day has grown 14-fold since 1970—from just under 8,000 to almost 110,000 by 2014. Where’s the research and programming that focuses on their needs?


Captive Lives: The ‘Invisible Victims’ of Incarceration

Some 10 million U.S. children have parents who are incarcerated. These innocent youngsters, studies indicate, face long odds of success in life. But, as a San Francisco Chronicle investigation shows, efforts to help them are growing.