The number of women incarcerated in Mexico for federal crimes has grown by 400 percent since 2007, pushing the total female prison population past 10,000.
Marisol Valles Garcia, who was called Mexico's bravest woman after becoming police chief of the small Mexican town of Praxedis, has reportedly fled and is seeking asylum in the United States.
CANNABIS CULTURE - Award-winning blogger Ellen Komp honors US Women's History Month with a look at some Very Important Pothead girls who love ganga.
If the views of Julian Fantino, the former chief of the Toronto and Ontario police forces and now a Conservative MP, are anything to go by, the Conservative government is hell bent on sending more people to prison.
Why women have signed onto marijuana reform - and why they could be the movement's game-changers.
Mexican women increasingly become active members or victims of drug cartels.
Renee Boje fights 10 years to life in an American Jail as a result of DEA "medical-marijuana mansion" raid.