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Few Programs for FL Women Prisoners

Despite laws requiring that women prisoners receive the same job training in prison as men, Florida spends one third less on women's programming than men's and limits their training to low paying jobs, according to a study released by the Florida House Corrections Committee in March, 1994.

The study reports that the state spends $1,580 per year for each of the 233 women prisoners in prison vocational programs, about $800 less than for each man. Training available to women is limited to four fields: cosmetology, bookkeeping, sewing and waste water treatment, which is offered at only one prison.

Corrections Today, June, 1994

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