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"We heard knocking, and there were police in the windows on either side of the car," she remembers."They told us to get out of the car, and asked no questions—just arrested us for having sex in public, which we definitely weren't doing." They fastened her handcuffs around a pole while they filled out paperwork, then took the couple to the precinct, where they were separated and left in cells with no water, food, or toilet paper. In other words, there are more women in jail now than there were in 1970."No one is looking at this population," says Elizabeth Swavola, senior program associate at the Vera Institute of Justice and co-author of the new report. "I have a defendant who has been in y'all's jail for three days who is standing in front of me completely pantsless. She has requested pants for three days, and has been denied pants for three days. Today the Vera Institute of Justice and the Mac Arthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge released an unprecedented report exposing that the number of American women in jail has increased an astonishing 1,260 percent in the last four decades.
But it falls under the "broken windows" theory of policing, another 1980s-era law-enforcement movement that's had a disproportionate effect on women."He said, 'If you're not going to talk to me now, you're under arrest.' I got arrested because I wouldn't talk to them." Essentially, because she wouldn't just fall in line."The way we're socialized, we're supposed to be nice and sweet," Center for Gender and Justice co-director Covington says, adding that women often get harsher sentences for the same crimes as men.In fact, the judge doesn't even notice until a lawyer alerts her in a whisper. Ashley's high school wouldn't let her attend if she wasn't legally emancipated—something she didn't have the money to pull off. Despite the small decline in the number of prisoners in the United States, when it comes to jail—where men and women await trial or serve what are supposed to be brief sentences—the massive rise in the population of female inmates "just hasn't been part of the conversation." More than two million Americans are behind bars on any given day, and, yes, the majority are still men.