Kalantry Discusses Women in Argentine Prisons on WBEZ's Worldview
Argentina is a new frontier in Mexico's drug wars. As a result more and more people are being imprisoned. A new report finds that in recent years the number of women in prison has increased. The population of female prisoners in Argentina's federal prisons has expanded nearly 200 percent in the past two decades, "a much higher rate than the increase in the number of incarcerated men."
Sital Kalantry, a clinical professor at the University of Chicago Law School and director of the International Human Rights Clinic, and Silvia Martinez, director of the Prison Commission of the Public Defender's Office, Defensoría General de la Nación Argentina join us to discuss the findings. They'll be part of a panel discussion at the University of Chicago Law School on Tuesday, May 14th.