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Female Felons

A crew member photographing on the roof of the Maryland Correctional Institute for Women.

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The Maryland Correctional Institute for Women is one of the nation's most dangerous facilities and the state's only all-female institution. Here, deadly attacks, violent outbursts and shocking clashes can happen at any moment, keeping the guards and inmates alike on edge. We'll go behind bars for gritty, firsthand accounts from prisoners and guards as they cope with the reality of prison life.