DENVER
03/06/2013 12:35 pm ET Updated May 06, 2013

Most Women In Colorado Prisons Diagnosed With Psychological Disorders

The number of Colorado female prisoners diagnosed with psychological disorders has risen sharply to more than twice the level of male prisoners.

The women are almost without exception victims of severe sexual and physical abuse, experts say. They cycle through jail and prison, often because they don't get adequate treatment or community support.

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