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17 Grim Realities Of Women In Prison

There are currently more than one million women in state and local corrections facilities across the United States, and their realities are nothing like "Orange Is the New Black." Unlike the actresses in the Netflix series, life for incarcerated women cannot be fast-forwarded or rewound, but instead it plays out minute by minute, day by day. Seemingly, females in prison face a multitude of unique challenges while locked away, from giving birth in shackles to not receiving quality healthcare. Below, 17 eye-opening facts about women in the American prison system. Click here to view the series.

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