JT has introduced a “No Bars Reform” mission to assist previously incarcerated ladies efficiently combine again into society after jail.
According to the official website, the group will present such assets as housing, employment, assist with substance abuse, and remedy.
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‘No Bars Reform’ To Provide Resources For Formerly Incarcerated Women
The 30-year-old spent almost two years in a Florida jail herself earlier than being launched to a midway home in 2020.
“(Since her release), JT has vowed to use her voice and platform to help other incarcerated women rehabilitate into society by assisting with resources such as therapy, job placement, social services, and housing,” the web site states.
The mission was launched in tandem with JT’s latest single — her first since 2019 — titled “No Bars.”
“Free my real b****s, Corrlink and J-Pay (Free my b****s) / You gon’ be home, f*** what the judge say / I’m lowkey, b****s f*** with my anxiety / I’m prayed up, and I’m waitin’ on my rivalry,” a few of the lyrics learn.
The Statistics: Growing Numbers Of Incarcerated Women Prompts Action
Between 1980 and 2021, the quantity of incarcerated ladies spiked by greater than 525 %, the web site claims, citing The Sentencing Project.
The feminine incarcerated inhabitants stands over six occasions increased now than in 1980.
In 1980, there was a complete of 26,326 ladies in jail or jail. Meanwhile, in 2021, that quantity jumped to 168,449, in accordance with the undertaking.
2020 was the lone outlier, attributable to correctional amenities downsizing over the COVID-19 pandemic. However, that development instantly reversed a yr later, growing 10 % in 2021.
Growth Rate Of Imprisoned Females Is Double That Of Men Since 1980, Figures Show
Over half (precisely 58 %) of imprisoned ladies in state prisons have a baby below the age of 18, the undertaking experiences.
And whereas there are nonetheless many extra males in jail than ladies, the expansion fee for feminine imprisonment is double that of males since 1980.
There are roughly 976,000 ladies below the supervision of the prison justice system, which means incarcerated, dwelling in a midway home, on parole, or on probation, per the Bureau of Justice Statistics.