The Women Beyond Bars book drive will donate books to incarcerated women in the Los Angeles area. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with the female jail population growing 3.4 percent a year since 2010. An estimated 80% of women in correctional facilities have been imprisoned for non-violent crimes. Of the women convicted of violent crimes, the majority were convicted for defending themselves or their children from domestic violence. In addition to providing a lifeline for prisoners, your contribution will support their educational, personal, and vocational development and decrease the odds of them returning to prison after their release.