The United States incarcerates more of its citizens per capita than any other country in the world, and while many Americans know about this relatively recent meteoric rise in mass incarceration, few know that women comprise the fastest growing segment of the U.S. prison population. About 61% of women in prison were caring for children under eighteen at the time of their incarceration.
What happens to those children when mothers go to prison? What kinds of barriers and burdens to mothers face when they are released from prison?
Gender Impacts: Mothers and Reentry is a day-long symposium that will address these and other questions about the impact on women and families when mothers are involved in the criminal justice system.
Event is open to the public! Registration is required.
The program is available online.
Presented by Washington University Prison Education Project, Connections to Success, Center for Women in Transition, Let’s Start, and STAR