“The single mother of five has been in and out of the criminal justice system since she was 12. Like many women who get caught in the system, Harp-Harlow endured a childhood of trauma. She says she was molested at 6 and then was raped and had a child when she was 13. She’s battling drug addiction.
Nearly 40% of women who are incarcerated in America have a history of sexual violence. And once an inmate is in the system, it’s hard for her to stay out. About 70% of female inmates return to the system within five years.”