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La. ranks 7th in the world for rate of incarcerated women

La. ranks 7th in the world for rate of incarcerated women

Prison Policy researchers found 198 out of every 100,000 women in the state are locked-up. (Source: FOX 8 graphic) Prison Policy researchers found 198 out of every 100,000 women in the state are locked-up. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)

Louisiana ranks 7th in a measure of the rate of incarcerated women in the world.

Prison Policy researchers studied incarceration rates across the globe. They found 198 out of every 100,000 women in the state are locked-up.

Thailand, which ranks 26th, is the first jurisdiction outside the U.S. to make a showing on Prison Policy's list. 

West Virginia takes the top spot.

Read Prison Policy's full report here.

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