Thursday, August 18, 2016
Noah Michelson, the Voices Editorial Director and Executive Editor of Queer Voices at The Huffington Post, and the co-host of the Love + Sex Podcast returns to the show as he does every Thursday to help us close out the week with the stories making headlines over at Queer Voices. You can also follow Noah on twitter.
Yesterday, the Vera Institute of Justice and a program called the Safety and Justice Challenge released a report that found that since 1970, there has been a nearly five-fold increase in the number of people in U.S. jails. While this number is troubling it is not all together surprising, however what is shocking about the study was its findings relating to the rise in the number of women in jail. According to the report, women in jail are the fastest growing correctional population in the country—increasing 14-fold between 1970 and 2014. Joining me today to talk all about the report’s findings, how spending time in jail can deepen the societal disadvantages many of these woman face, and ways to reverse the trend is Elizabeth Swavola who is a Senior Program Associate on Sentencing and Corrections at the Vera Institute of Justice a co-author of the report.
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