5. New Report Delves Into the Mass Incarceration of Women 
Kenrya Rankin for Colorlines: “A new report from the Prison Policy Initiative (PPI) explores how current laws impact women in the criminal justice system as a means of discovering how they can be included in efforts to end mass incarceration.The report does not break down the statistics by race or ethnicity, because researchers said the data does not exist. But they note that overall, ‘incarcerated women are 53 percent White, 28.6 percent Black, 14.2 percent Hispanic, 2.5 percent American Indian and Alaskan Native, 0.9 percent Asian, and 0.4 percent Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander.’ These numbers support research that shows that Black and Latinx people are disproportionately impacted by current policies.”