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

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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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81%

MOTHERS

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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82%

VIOLENCE

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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64%

NON-VIOLENT

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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