ArtSpring Artist Facilitator La Vonne Canfield reads a writing from the BGAP workshop at Books & Books in
Coral Gables on 5/15/07.
Seated behind her are readers who also took part.
Numbers too big to ignore.
64: Percentage of girls in detention in Miami-Dade County who report being abused at least one time in their lives (half were abused by a parent).
59: Percentage of girls in detention who have moved homes five or more times in their lives; percentage of girls whose parents are or have been incarcerated.
53: Percentage of those girls whose parents have a history of substance abuse.
49: Percentage of all girls in detention who report self-mutilation.
33: Percentage of girls in detention who have attempted suicide.
80: Percentage of incarcerated women who are mothers.
90: Percentage of women in prison who have been abused.
551: Percentage of increase of Florida's female prison population between 1977 and 2004.