In the last 8 years, the number of women prisoners increased by more than 230%. That’s shockingly a lot. We are not sure why that’s happening. We do know that recently prison inmates were forced to sleep in plastic sheds and that inmates are forced to live under open sky at the Dadeldhura prison in Nepal.
Do you have any idea why this is happening? Tell us in the comments or tweet at us @codefornepal
To give you more context, number of prisoners is increasing overall as well. Between 2001 and 2010, number of total prisoners almost doubled. See below.
Data source: International Centre for prison studies (Google docs)
This data is based on International Center of Prison Studies (ICPS). ICPS got it from the U.S. State Department (pdf). The U.S Department got it from Department of Prison Management, Nepal.
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