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Tue May 27, 2014
The number of women going to prison is rising quickly
There's no arguing the fact that more women are being put behind bars.
The female prison population in this country rose 646% from 1980 to 2010, largely because of drug offenses. That adds up to 112,000 women in state and federal prisons.
So what happens once these women are paroled?
Jennifer Cobbina is an assistant professor of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. She's the lead author of a study on female parolees that was published in the journa Race and Justice. She joined us on Stateside.
*Listen to the full interview above.
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