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

AIN participa a la alianza “Mujeres, Políticas de Drogas y Encarcelamiento”

AIN está orgulloso a pertenecer a la alianza, “Mujeres, Políticas de Drogas y Encarcelamiento.” Esta iniciativa pretende dar a conocer la penalización de drogas y el impacto desproporcionado sobre las mujeres, y abogar por políticas de justicia y drogas más sensatas.

Para obtener más información sobre esta iniciativa, visite la oficina de WOLA en el sitio web a continuación.

Echa un vistazo a la siguiente infografía para tener una pequeña visión general sobre las mujeres, el encarcelamiento, y las drogas en Bolivia:

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AIN Joins Women, Drug Policies, and Incarceration Project

AIN is excited to be contributing to the coalition on Women, Drug Policies, and Incarceration in the Americas. This initiative seeks to highlight the disproportionate impact drug criminalization has on women, and advocate for more sensible criminal justice and drug policies.

To learn more about the initiative, visit the Washington Office on Latin America’s website below:

http://www.wola.org/commentary/women_drug_policies_and_incarceration_in_the_americas

Check out the following Infographic for a brief overview of women, incarceration, and drugs in Bolivia:

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