Women in Prison Fact Sheet [PDF] The Correctional Association of New York. March, 2007. "As of January 2007, more than 42% of women in New Yorkï¿½s prisons have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness, compared to nearly 12% of male inmates."
Breaking the Barriers For Women on Parole, [PDF] Milton Marks. December, 2004. (Statistics by gender for the California corrections system.)