What are some of the significant consequences to the lack of attention paid to women's institutions?
The most likely consequences of a lack of attention to women's prisons is that female inmates' lives are made much more difficult than they should be.
The problem for women is that the system is more geared towards men. Because of this, women do not, for example, tend to get the kinds of health care that they need. Because there is so little attention paid to women's prisons, they tend not to have medical facilities that could provide the kind of care they need. As another example, the lack of attention to women's prisons tends to allow abuse of female prisoners. This includes sexual abuse at the hands of guards.
Because the prison system is geared towards men, women end up living in much more difficut circumstances than they probably ought to.