Discipline And Women In Prison NPR and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University analyzed prison discipline data from 15 states and found that women are more likely than men to get in trouble for things that prisons classify as minor infractions, often with severe consequences. A few states are trying to radically rethink how women serve prison sentences: from the prison's architecture to how correctional officers discipline inmates.
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Discipline And Women In Prison

Investigation: In U.S. Prisons, Women Punished More Often Than Men

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Iowa Is Trying To Address The Disparity In How Men And Women Are Disciplined In Prison

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Lashonia Thompson-El, who spent 18 years in prison, says she once was placed in solitary confinement for three months after making an unauthorized phone call to her 10-year-old daughter. Joseph Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Federal Report Says Women In Prison Receive Harsher Punishments Than Men

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