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Report: Female prison population growing faster than male


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The number of women in prison in Kansas is growing far faster than the number of men, outpacing national trends, according to a new report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Kansas News Service reports that from 2000 to 2019, the women's prison population in Kansas rose by 60% while the men's rose by 14%.

It's not clear why Kansas' female prison population grew more than other states' populations, but policy changes intended to reduce the number of people in prison likely have had different effects on men and women.

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