52’| EN/FR | HD | 2022
In the early 1980s, there were fewer than 25,000 women behind bars in the United States. Forty years later, there are more than 230,000 of them. The number of women in prison has literally exploded, increasing twice as fast as the number of men in prison. What are the mechanisms that lead so many women to prison? How can such a sharp increase be explained? And what are the social consequences of such a phenomenon?
Using the example of Oklahoma, the record-breaking state, this report deciphers the realities behind these numbers, while exploring initiatives that are attempting to address this unprecedented crisis.
Director: Brice Lambert
Producer: TV Presse – STUDIOFACT MEDIA GROUP
French broadcaster: Public Sénat