An attorney with a passion for ending mass incarceration, Elizabeth Swavola of the Vera Institute of Justice, discusses the reality of prison reform for women in the US jail system.
“Even though we're in this moment of reform and we're starting to see the number of men in jails tick downward, the population of women continues to grow and is now the fastest-growing correctional population. And so that suggests that reform efforts are not reaching women to the same extent that they’re reaching men.”
– Elizabeth Swavola
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