The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act
Booker, Warren to Introduce Landmark Bill to Reform the Way Women Are Treated Behind Bars
Women are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. prison population
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) will introduce a landmark bill to reform the way women are treated behind bars.
Nearly two-thirds of incarcerated women have children and nearly three-quarters have been victims of trauma or abuse. The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act would make a series of common-sense changes to how the federal prison system treats incarcerated women to lessen the negative impact incarceration has on the family members of incarcerated women, especially their children, and better prepare incarcerated women to return to their communities.
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