as 44% of incarcerated women across the U.S. have not graduated from high school or obtained a GED.
Women in TDCJ also outpace their male counterparts when it comes to substance abuse disorders, with 70% of women identified as suffering from a substance abuse disorder vs. 58% of men.
the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition’s survey of hundreds of incarcerated women revealed that more than half of all respondents had previously been sexually assaulted, while 82% had been victims of domestic violence.
Of female parole revocations, 21% were for a “technical” violation. In other words,nearly a quarter of female parole violations were for failure to comply with the terms of parole, not for a new offense.Like with probation revocations among women, this lack of success under supervision points to the need for more effective assistance to help female parolees live stable, productive lives in the community.
*** data above taken from Texas Criminal Justice Coalition website 2019