The Vera Institute of Justice

Underserved women are affected the most, according to the study. Approximately two-thirds of women in jail identify with a minority group; 44 percent are Black, 15 percent Hispanic, and five percent are of other racial/ethnic backgrounds. Thirty six percent of women in jail identify as White.

The United States seems to enjoy locking people up. Despite the nation only accounting for 5 percent of the world’s population, America accounts for 25…