“prison” Charts

Californians Paying for Criminals, Not Colleges »

In California, the prison system and the public university system budgets are allocated from the same fund, pitting the two…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 181
Score: 7

Crime Slows While Prisons Grow »

The United States spends more on prisons than education every year. Even though crime rates have continually fallen since the…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 318
Score: 6

How Many Rapes Actually Lead to Prison Time? »

Unfortunately this means that for every 100 rapes, 97 rapists will walk free without spending a single day in prison.…

Kaitlin Senk
by: Kaitlin Senk
views: 340
Score: 6

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: 137
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: 166
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: 170
Score: 5

Why Are So Many Young Black Men Behind Bars? »

This chart shows the estimated number of male inmates held in custody in state or federal prisons or in local…

Natalie Lubsen
by: Natalie Lubsen
views: 127
Score: 5

Number of Prisoners Decreases for the Third Straight Year »

The number of prisoners under state and federal jurisdiction in the U.S. has declined for three straight years. Not only…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 137
Score: 4

Does The Punishment Fit The Crime? »

Serving hard time is, without a doubt, a life-altering experience, oftentimes not for the better. The question then becomes: is…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 331
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: 77
Score: 2

For These Women, Orange Really Is the New Black »

The number of women in prison "is increasing at nearly double the rate for men," according to The Sentencing Project.…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 277
Score: 2

The Prison Gender Gap »

There are a little over two hundred thousand Americans currently incarcerated within the United States. The disparity between men and…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 130
Score: 1

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: 96
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: 78
Score: 1

What Does Prison Best Prepare You For? »

Americans released from prison are rearrested at shockingly high rates. One reason for this is employment discrimination, which makes it…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 144
Score: 1

America's Prison Population, In Perspective »

America has the unfortunate record of having the highest rate of incarceration among developed nations. But how large, exactly, is…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 119

The Truth About Prison Breaks »

Despite the recent media attention given to the New York prison break, such successful escape attempts have decreased dramatically over…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 68

The Races Of Our Prison Population »

These are the races that populate our prison systems. While the majority of inmates are Caucasian, a disproportionately large percentage…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 116

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: 129

The Victims Race Could Change The Length Of Sentence »

Statistically, based on the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report’s Supplemental Homicide Reports

(1976-2007) the race of the subject could change the…

Joseph Abay
by: Joseph Abay
views: 57

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: 28

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: 63

When the State Fails Youth »

This shocking statistic, that a full 70% of inmates in California state prison have spent time in the foster care…

Natalie Lubsen
by: Natalie Lubsen
views: 120

Tuberculosis Cases Diagnosed in Correctional Facilities Drop »

The number of tuberculosis cases reported in correctional facilities dropped 66 percent from 1994 to 2012. From a high of…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 91

Number of US Children in Detention Decreasing »

The number of under 18 year olds in detention in the United States has been declining since the beginning of…

T S
by: T S
views: 61

Prevalence of Mental Disorder in Prison Populations »

With 1% of Americans behind bars and parts of America building prisons at a faster rate than they are building…

Debilyn
by: Debilyn
views: 50

Reducing Recidivism in CA (SB 678) - Saves $179 Million »

SB 678 was a 2009 law in California that has dramatically reduced recidivism, saving the state $179 million -- and…

Safe and Just
by: Safe and Just
views: 1881

What is the most dangerous type of gang? »

In 2011, the National Gang Intelligence Center determined that the neighborhood-based gang was the most dangerous type of gang in…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 129