Women Lost in the Criminal Justice System

By:  Tamerra Washington #486364

Although Women’s Awareness Month is over, let’s not forget the many women overlooked in the criminal justice system.

I wanted the light to shine on women lost in systematic injustices, some bound by poor choices, and just left for dead.

There has been awareness of the gender disparity in the work force, in sports, but let’s not forget the criminal justice system.

Are you aware that since 1989 only 11 women have been exonerated and 119 men? Nationally 241 women out of 2,754 exonerated. Locally the Wayne County Conviction Integrity Unit has released 28 men and no women since 2018. Why is that? Is the life of a woman not as valuable as the life of a man?

Tamerra Washington #486364


3201 Bemis Road

Ypsilanti, MI 48197