“incarceration” Charts

US Imprisons More Citizens Than Any Other Nation »

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with 24% of the world's prisoner population, while only…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 395
Score: 11

Criminal Re-offense Rate Reveals Ineffectual Prison System »

The US constitutes only 5% of the global human population, yet houses a quarter of the world's prison population. With…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 156
Score: 6

Incarceration: If Our States Were Countries »

Approximately 2.2 million Americans currently live behind bars. Thirty-six states, with Washington, D.C., have higher rates of incarceration than the…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 186
Score: 5

Public Overwhelmingly Agrees: Prisons Are Impotent »

A recent Pew study found widespread support across party, age, and ethnic groups for shorter sentences and alternatives to incarceration…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 190
Score: 5

The Prison-Industrial Complex »

The number of people incarcerated in private prisons grew by 1,664% from 1990—2009. Meanwhile, the two largest private prison companies,…

Natalie Lubsen
by: Natalie Lubsen
views: 188
Score: 4

Black Weed Offenders 300% More Likely Imprisoned »

The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice found that, in California, blacks were imprisoned at 13x the rate of non-black…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 327
Score: 3

How Many Men You Know Have Been to Prison? »

The sad truth is, the racial makeup of the community you grew up in may have a lot to do…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 109
Score: 2

Americans Ignore Racial Discrimination Even Today »

This means the 28.1% poverty and 13.4% unemployment rates blacks face, along with high incarceration figures and a wage gap,…

Kaitlin Senk
by: Kaitlin Senk
views: 232
Score: 2

Fueled by ALEC, Racial Discrimination Grows Behind Bars »

Nationally, the incarceration rate for African-American men is 6.7 percent, but it is nearly double in Wisconsin, at 13 percent.…

PRWatch.org
by: PRWatch.org
views: 155
Score: 2

Behind Bars: International Incarceration Rates »

This chart shows the 10 countries with the highest incarceration rates in the world. The United States has the highest…

Alejandro Esquino Gomez
by: Alejandro Esquino Gomez
views: 114
Score: 1

Mental Illness Finds a Cruel Home »

In 2012, the estimated number or people with a severe mental illness in prison or jail in the U.S. was…

Natalie Lubsen
by: Natalie Lubsen
views: 82
Score: 1

The States Of Incarceration »

When it comes to throwing people in the slammer, these are the states that do it most frequently. Louisiana has…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 85

Is Prison Just For Punishment? 3-in-4 Ex-Convicts Rearrested »

While the US incarcerates a significantly higher proportion of its population than any other country, our imprisonment system is utterly…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 166

Who Makes up the U.S. Prison Population? »

A staggering number of Black citizens are in prison, according to this 2010 study. Even more shocking is the number…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 30

How Parents' Incarceration Affects Kids' Mental Health »

The facts are pretty stark: kids with incarcerated parents are 2-3 times more likely to suffer from various mental illnesses…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 69

Is This Justice? »

"More than 60% of the people in prison are now racial and ethnic minorities. For Black males in their thirties,…

Rachel
by: Rachel
views: 58