Category Archives: Prison System

Comparative Look at Female Prison Populations in the U.S. vs. Bolivia

In Bolivia, 38% of female prisoners are incarcerated for drug related crimes, whereas in the U.S. this figure is 29%. However, while women make up only 7.9% of the total incarcerated population in Bolivia at 1,157, women make up 13% of the total U.S. prison population at nearly 110,000.

Click the image below for a comparative look at the female prison population in both countries.

Comparative Pie Charts U.S. vs. Bolivia Female Prison Pop