In the decade between 2006 and 2016 the number of incarcerated women in Arkansas prisons increased by 70%.
Arkansas' overall recidivism rate is 56%. That means over half the people released from prisons in our state, return in 3 years.
While an inmate in McPherson prison, Lindsey worked in Intake where prisoners are admitted and discharged. She would see women leave hopeful for their future only to return in a month or two. ''I started to believe deep down that once you come to prison, it's impossible to stay out.''