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Spike in number of female prisoners at Alaska prisons


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The increase in the

number of women prisoners in Alaska more than tripled that of male inmate growth

between 2004 and 2013, according to a study by University of Alaska Anchorage researchers.

The statistics released Monday show that the female inmate population grew by about 87 percent over the

10-year period, while the number of male inmates grew by about 24 percent. The study also found that close to a

quarter of all admissions to Alaska Department of Corrections facilities were women, reported The Alaska Dispatch News.

Overall, the state’s incarceration r...

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