In 2013, the US Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that 2,220,300 adults were incarcerated in US Federal and state prisons and county jails—about 1 in every 110 adults (0.91% of the US population). Between 1980 and 2014, the number of incarcerated women has increased by more than 700%, rising to over 200,000 in 2014.

The ACLU reported that only 18% of our female inmates by the