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Wellesley Centers for Women releases report highlighting the inequities women face in prison and the broader social and community impact of arresting, detaining, sentencing, supervising, and imprisoning women.

Protesters called for improved conditions inside the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla where the inmate population is at 187 percent of its designed capacity.

A study by the National Institute of Corrections says there have been reports of sexual abuse of female prisoners, and officials haven't always treated those complaints in the proper manner.

Former female prisoners in Sierra Leone are finding creative ways to incorporate themselves back into society. The beaded jewelry they make is giving them confidence, and is starting to gain recognition in stores worldwide.

Hundreds of British women continue to be wrongly imprisoned, according to a study that condemns the government for not complying with international standards set by the United Nations on treatment of female inmates.

 A protest and rally against overcrowding was held in front of Philadelphia’s Riverside Correctional Facility Saturday afternoon.

A new report by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) details evidence of "frequent and severe" officer-on-inmate sexual violence at Tutwiler Prison for Women.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the women in the Pussy Riot punk band serving two-year prison sentences should be set free.