Pregnant, in prison and facing health risks: prenatal care for incarcerated women Brooklyn Reader February 25, 2016 By Brooklyn Reader February 25, 2016, 8:41 am Click here to view original web page at theconversation.com It’s estimated that 3 to 4 percent of women are pregnant when they arrive at prison. Between 1980 and 2010, the number of women in prison in the United States increased by 646 percent , going from 15,000 women to 113,000. Although accurate statistics are hard to obtain, it’s […] Want to write for us? We're looking for interns and experienced writers! Go here for more information.