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Then, in a partial attempt to address these issues, women prisoners were removed from general population and housed separately, but then subject to neglect wherein they did not receive the same resources as men in prisons.
In a third stage of development, women in prison were then housed completely separately in fortress-like prisons, where the goal of punishment was to indoctrinate women into traditional feminine roles.
The incarceration rate for African American women for all crimes, driven by drug-related offenses, increased by 800 percent between 19, compared to a 400 percent increase for women of all races.
over 135,000 women in the United States were in prisons and jails.
For example, there has been a distinct increase in the number of incarcerated African American and Latina women in the U.
S., who make up a disproportionate number of women arrested, charged, convicted, and incarcerated for drug-related offenses.
This rapid boom of female prisoners is something the primarily male-dominated prison system was not structurally prepared for and, as a result, female prisons often lack the resources to accommodate the specific social, mental, healthcare needs of these women.
The War on Crime and the War on Drugs has led to the increase in prosecution of drug cases, which has been the central contributor to both the expansion of prisons and the “philosophical shift” to that of a more punitive system.
Unlike prisons designed for men in the United States, state prisons for women evolved in three waves, as described in historical detail in "Partial Justice: Women in State Prisons" by Nicole Hahn Rafter.