“Change only happens when people choose to act.”

Here you will find information and links to resources about the issues highlighted throughout our documentary season and ways in which you can take action!

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THE SENTENCE

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  • Between 1980 and 2016, the number of incarcerated women in prisons and jails in the US increased by more than 700%, rising from a total of 26,378 in 1980 to 213,722 in 2016. 

  • Women of color are nearly twice as likely to be incarcerated than white women.

  • In 2010, 93% of federal prisoners were convicted of non-violent crimes, including 48% for drug offenses.


THE ISSUE: MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING

TAKE ACTION RESOURCES:

1. VOTE SMART

Check out where candidates stand on criminal justice reform. Visit Vote Smart to see if your elected officials represent your views?


2. LINKS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ISSUE: