Locked-Up Women Locked Out of Coverage

There is no shortage of reasons why women end up in jail. Women earn less, are responsible for more and are among the least well-protected people in the country. A recent article in Harper's magazine (4/94) pointed out that a single mother is almost required to resort to illegal activity if she is to feed and clothe two children on the roughly $300 to $400 cash grant she gets per month from AFDC. Yet some reporters still drag out the old tired feminist villain to explain the rise in female offenders. "Female Crime Rate Alarming, Law Officials Say; Drugs, Women's […]