Cory Booker And Elizabeth Warren Want To Make Federal Prisons More Humane For Incarcerated Women
Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren Want to Make Federal Prisons More Humane for Incarcerated Women
As it stands currently, over 12,000 women are incarcerated in the federal prison system. Though that number amounts to roughly 6.8 percent of the total number of inmates, they are a population that is often overlooked—and most of them are in prison for nonviolent crimes.
For years, activists have called for reforms to the criminal justice system in the United States, and now two Democratic U.S. senators are looking to carve out their own change within the federal prison system, specifically for the women who are part of it.
On Tuesday Senators Cory Booker (D–N.J.) and Elizabeth Warren ( …