Women in Prison Take Home Economics, While Men Take Carpentry
Adam Harris, The Atlantic
Decades after a government report on deep inequity in the vocational offerings of the nation's criminal-justice system, little has changed. Men are offered programs such as construction carpentry, electrical technology, and advanced industrial design. Meanwhile, women are offered office administration and culinary arts.
By not offering similar educational programs at women's facilities, particularly those that provide the skills potential employers need, women's prospects once they are released from prison will be hampered.