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Tuesday, April 9, 2024 – Tackling a troubling trend for Native women in prison

Numerous studies over the years point out the overrepresentation of Native American women in U.S. prisons. The Sentencing Project found a 525% increase over more than 20 years in the incarceration of women and girls. Juvenile Native American girls had the highest rate, at more than four times that of their white counterparts. We’ll talk about the factors driving a growing trend and what advocates are doing to turn the numbers around.


Dr. Carma Corcoran (Cree), director of the Indian Law Program at the Lewis and Clark Law School and adjunct professor in the Indigenous Nations Studies program at Portland State University

Dr. Laurie Walker, assistant teaching professor at the Department of Native American Studies at Montana State University  

Dean Williamsindependent consultant