Women Behind Bars: The Human Cost of Current Drug Policy in the Americas

Women Behind Bars: The Human Cost of Current Drug Policy in the Americas

Women incarcerated in the Buen Pastor prison in Costa Rica. (Photo: Madre Encarcelada)

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Across Latin America, the effects of disproportionate punishment for low-level, non-violent drug offenses are particularly severe for women. To shed light on this issue, WOLA has created a photo essay to show the human cost of current drug policies in the Americas. The photos tell the stories of four women, each providing a unique insight into the deeply troubling cycle of poverty, low-level involvement, imprisonment, and recidivism Read More

Read more here:: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/31312-women-behind-bars-the-human-cost-of-current-drug-policy-in-the-americas

      

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