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TOTAL CORRECTIONS POPULATION
Total Incarcerated, Prison and Jail    
Prison Population
(Rate per 100,000)
   
Jail Population
(Rate per 100,000)
   
Probation Population    
Parole Population    
RACIAL/ETHNIC DISPARITY IN INCARCERATION
Black: White Ratio    
Hispanic: White Ratio    
JUVENILES IN CUSTODY    
STATE CORRECTIONS EXPENDITURES (In Millions)    
FELONY DISENFRANCHISEMENT
Total Disenfranchised
(%)
   
African American
(%)
   

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Prison population, 1980 - 2011

Data Sources:
CORRECTIONS: Bureau of Justice Statistics
LIFE SENTENCES: The Sentencing Project
JUVENILE JUSTICE: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
DISENFRANCHISEMENT: Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen, "Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy."
All data represent most recent available statistics.