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While men comprise the overwhelming proportion of people in prison for life, the number of women serving life sentences is rising more quickly than it is for men. Nationwide one of every 15 women in prison — nearly 7,000 women — is serving a life or virtual life sentence. The circumstances that lead women to commit violent crimes are often complicated by a history of sexual and/or physical trauma. Please join advocates and experts for a conversation around women and imprisonment.