Tanisha Francis ’18 Looks Into the Legacy of Black Women in Prison

Tanisha Francis ’18

The ACLU reports that black women make up thirty percent of all incarcerated women in the US, even though they represent just thirteen percent of the female population in the country. And according to government figures, black women are imprisoned in state and federal prisons at twice the rate of white women.

These jarring statistics have inspired Tanisha Francis ’18, an Africana studies and history major, to investigate the origins of this disparity, and the history of black women in US prisons. Read the full story in Bowdoin News.

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