PBS NewsHour Weekend

Women In Jail #1105

Sunday, June 30, 05:30 pm on HD

Duration: 0:26:46

Description: As U.S. jail populations decline, the number of women behind bars is increasing. While America's jail population may be finally going down after decades of massive growth, that doesn't apply to women. In fact, the proportion of women spending time in jail is going up. Special correspondent David Tereshchuk reports on the country's biggest women's jail in Los Angeles County, and looks at some of the causes and potential remedies.


Broadcast In: English

Website: http://www.pbs.org/newshour