Women in Prison Take Home Economics, While Men Take Carpentry
Decades after a government report on deep inequity in the vocational offerings of the nation's criminal-justice system, little has changed.
The Government Accountability Office did not mince words in the top line of a 1980 report to Congress on inequitable treatment of women in prison: “Women in correctional institutions are not provided comparable services, educational programs, or facilities as men prisoners.”
Smith, Brenda V. and Harris, Adam, "Women in Prison Take Home Economics, While Men Take Carpentry" (2018). Popular Media. 397.