The female prison population levels in Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines and Turkey have risen sharply, while substantial falls have been recorded in Mexico, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam.Roy Walmsley, director of the world prison brief at the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, said: “The surprisingly sharp rise over recent years in the number of women and girls in prison, the substantial variations in female imprisonment levels between neighbouring countries, between different regions and between different continents, and the fact that female imprisonment levels have been increasing at a very much faster rate than male imprisonment levels should prompt policy makers in all countries to consider whether it is really necessary to hold so many women and girls in custody.The fourth edition of the World Female Imprisonment List says the female prison population has risen in all continents in the last 17 years.It says: “In Africa the rise has been somewhat less than the increase in the general population of the continent and in Europe the increase in prisoner numbers has been similar to the general population increase.They need pen pals to keep their sanity and to remind them that there is a world outside those walls that they want to be a part of.Jailhouse-Babes.com, formerly known as cowtowninfo.com, began as Gabby's Lounge BBS in 1989 and has evolved into a web site specializing in helping incarcerated women find friends as pen pals to help them through their loneliness.Please look them up on their prisons' web sites for current address information.
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But sometimes, although guilty, the crimes aren't violent.
Crimes such as using drugs, writing bad checks and forgery, while punishment is in order, don't make these women especially bad people.
They typically seek someone to be a friend with compassion and understanding, open-minded, open hearted, with a sense of humor and a big shoulder.
Writing allows them to share their dreams, their fantasies, their hopes for a better future upon their release.
They don't have access to modern conveniences like the Internet, and many can't even get pens and paper to write on!