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How Domestic Violence Could Be Driving The Female Prison Population

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How Domestic Violence Could Be Driving The Female Prison Population
Women are the fastest-growing segment of America's prison population — and a majority of those women are survivors of domestic violence.
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When it comes to incarcerated women in the U.S., the numbers don't lie: 1 in 3 women will be a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime. And 86 percent of women in prison have experienced assault — that's 6 out of every 7 women serving time.