Since there are fewer facilities for women, an incarcerated woman is ordinarily much farther away from her home and her family then the average male prisoner. The increased distance causes transportation problems for children of prisoners and as a result deprives the women prisoner contract with their children.
According to (Women in Prison: A Fact Sheet) states how women are powerless and humiliating, with retaliation and fear, and impunity.
Powerlessness and Humiliation states there are 148,200 women in state and federal prisons. In federal women’s correctional facilities, 70% of guards are male. Records show that male guards have subjected female inmates to rape, other sexual assault, sexual extortion, and groping during body searches. Male correctional officers watch women undress, in the shower or toilet. Male correctional officials retaliate, often brutally, against female inmates who complain about sexual assault and harassment.
Retaliation and Fear -States that many states guards have access to and are encouraged to review inmates’ personal history files (this includes any record of complaints against themselves or other prison authorities). The guards threaten the... [continues]
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