10 Shocking Facts About Females In Prison

The likes of Orange is the New Black and other stories have glorified women going to prison, but they also help to show off the realities these women tend to face while imprisoned in the government’s judicial system. Often times, the women incarcerated behind bars tend to face far more atrocities, including bad treatment and sexual abuse, while they are locked up. Sometimes, female prisoners are treated with far less respect and don’t receive the necessary medical attention when it is required. These women tend to be scarred for life. Here are ten shocking facts about women in prison.

Women Prisons

South Africa is currently the home of more prisons designed specifically for women than anywhere else in the entire world. Unfortunately, the vast majority of these are inhumane, and the women criminals that call them home are abused and degraded.


Women in prison tend to face assault far more often than men who are incarcerated. You would think this comes from other inmates, but the terrible fact of the matter is that guards assault more women prisoners than anything else.