Women are the fastest growing population in the criminal justice system. Low-level drugs offenses and crimes associated with poverty have swept in hundreds of thousands of women across the US. Fault Lines travels to California to look inside the criminal justice system and asks why so many women are behind bars.
Due to geo-restrictions, this episode of Fault Lines is not available online in the U.S. It broadcast on Al Jazeera America in October 2013. You can read about the episode here.