Mexico, increasing numbers of women involved in drug culture

Posted on December 5, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Latin America Womens Issues, Mexico, Social Issues

Unlike the glamorous girlfriends of drug dealers or criminals heads of cells seen in the television series, real-life women, mostly poor and uneducated, are serving sentences of 10 years in prison for carrying even small quantities of drugs. “These organized crime gangs recruit women precisely because they are subject vulnerable, less able to defend themselves,” he added. According to the Interior Ministry, even though it represents only 5% of the prison population, the number of women in prison has nearly doubled in the last decade to 11,000, a third of them for crimes related to drug trafficking. Read Article

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