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American prisons are hell. For women, they're even worse

Clip: 11/28/2018 | 6m 10s

The U.S. incarcerates more people than any other country--over two million. Roughly 200,000 of them are female. But existing American prisons are often ill-equipped to handle the specific needs of women and girls. Amna Nawaz talks to Andrea James, a lawyer and former federal inmate who founded the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, about her experience.

Aired: 11/28/18

Rating: NR

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