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Empowering formerly incarcerated women to make positive changes for their families and communities, ultimately breaking the cycle of incarceration.



There are more women incarcerated in Texas than in any other state.

The primary factors leading to this are substance abuse, mental health issues, past victimization and poverty.

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4 out of every 5 women incarcerated have children - children who miss them, need them, and want them home.

52% of women reported having 2-3 children. 30% reported having more than 3 children.

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The majority of women who are incarcerated have reported experiencing domestic violence in their lifetime.

58% of incarcerated women have been sexually abused as a child.

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More than half of the women in the Texas correctional system have been incarcerated for a non-violent offense. Drug-related offenses are the vast majority.


70% of incarcerated women identify as suffering from a substance abuse disorder while only 21% have received treatment behind bars.

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