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A New Approach For Women In Prison

Paige Pfleger
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Alisha Floyd and her son Chance are part of the Ohio Reformatory for Women's Achieving Baby Care Success Program

The number of women in U.S. prisons has more than doubled since 1990. And the rate of incarceration for women is twice that of men.

Much of the increase is in Ohio and across the country is blamed on the opioid crisis, which has spurred a surge in addiction-related crime. And many incarcerated women still struggle with addiction, mental and other health issues.

Today on All Sides, the problem of women in prison and new approaches to respond.  

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