Ministry Resource Center for Incarcerated Women
Despite amounting to less than 5% of the global population, the United States claims over 22% of the world’s prisoners.
The ACLU reports that the incarceration rate among women has skyrocketed over the last 40 years. Today, 8x more women are behind bars than in 1980.
Sadly, almost half of prisoners will commit another crime and reenter the system within their first year out.
92% of women prisoners have experienced physical abuse in their lives. For many incarcerated women, abuse, neglect, and poverty began in childhood and never healed.
These women believe they’re destined to be lifelong criminals, sex workers, and thieves. Society has turned its back on them.
We believe nobody is a lost cause. Everyone deserves another chance – and another and another.