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One-Third of the World’s Women in Prison Have One Striking Thing in Common
Zak Cheney
They’re locked up in the United States. All 201,200 of them.
As you can see, it’s not even close. Citing data from the International Center for Prison Studies, Niall McCarthy of Statistica visualizes how the United States housed nearly one-third of the globe’s incarcerated women in 2013.


It’s a huge problem the American public has only begun to recognize.


The context: Recently, discussions around the rise of mass incarceration have focused largely on men, most notably, black men. One in 10 black men is in prison on a given day, while they remain nearly six times as likely to be imprisoned in their lifetime than their white peers.
While those figures are staggering, they’re also part of a much larger story. Considering how its total prison population grew by 500% in the past 30 years, it might seem unsurprising that America locks up so many women compared with the rest of the world. But here’s the kicker: Growth in the number of female prisoners was nearly 1.5 times that of men for this period.
[Continue reading article at Identities.Mic.]

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One-Third of the World’s Women in Prison Have One Striking Thing in Common

Zak Cheney

They’re locked up in the United States. All 201,200 of them.

As you can see, it’s not even close. Citing data from the International Center for Prison Studies, Niall McCarthy of Statistica visualizes how the United States housed nearly one-third of the globe’s incarcerated women in 2013.

It’s a huge problem the American public has only begun to recognize.

The context: Recently, discussions around the rise of mass incarceration have focused largely on men, most notably, black menOne in 10 black men is in prison on a given day, while they remain nearly six times as likely to be imprisoned in their lifetime than their white peers.

While those figures are staggering, they’re also part of a much larger story. Considering how its total prison population grew by 500% in the past 30 years, it might seem unsurprising that America locks up so many women compared with the rest of the world. But here’s the kicker: Growth in the number of female prisoners was nearly 1.5 times that of men for this period.

[Continue reading article at Identities.Mic.]

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The Never Ending Road.

In Corona, California there once was a road known by most of the older locals as the never ending road. Specifically, the road’s true name was Lester Road.

However, 70 years ago, Lester Road was an unlit road that people claimed became a never ending road when driven at night. The people who made such a drive were never seen or heard from again.The legend became so well-known that people refused to even drive Lester Road during the day.

Perpetuation of the legend convinced local law enforcement to investigate around the 1960’s. Lester Road took a sharp left turn at its end, and there were no guard rails. Beyond the curve lay a canyon, and on the other side of the canyon was another road that lined up so well with Lester Road that when viewed from the correct angle, especially at night, the canyon vanished from sight, and the road seemed to continue on up and over the hill on the other side of the canyon. Upon investigation of the canyon, dozens of cars were found, fallen to their doom, with the decomposing bodies of the victims still strapped to their seats.

Law enforcement tried to cover up their findings. They closed down Lester road, letting the trees grow where the road once stood and letting the bodies remain in their final resting place.