9 Ways to Help Mothers Incarcerated for Cannabis

9 Ways To Help Mothers Incarcerated For Cannabis

The United States has the largest prison population and highest incarceration rate in the world, and women are the fastest growing demographic of America’s prison populace. There were 219,000 women in U.S. prisons as of October 2017, and most of them are mothers. While it’s safe to say not all of these moms are serving time for cannabis, it’s also true that America’s prisons are full of moms who were caught using or selling small amounts of cannabis illegally.

RELATED STORYWe Need to Destigmatize Parents Who Use Cannabis According to the American Civil Liberties Union, 52 percent of all drug arrests in 2010 were for cannabis—and we learned in 2016 that cannabis arrests in the U.S. outnumber those of violent crimes. However, as time continues to favor legalization, we’ll start to see more and more cannabis convictions expunged. In the meantime, here are just a few ways you can help cannabis prisoners with kids this Mother’s Day. 1. Help Kids of Incarcerated Moms One way to show...

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