A portrait of Peter Wagner.
Peter Wagner
Executive Director
I need your help. Stark racial disparities are a defining characteristic of our prison system, but the Bureau of Justice Statistics hasn't published state-level data since 2006. We had the creativity to find a new way to fill this gap and get state-level racial disparity data into your hands.

There are dozens of other similar needs that we could fill over the next year if we had the financial support of people like you.

Can you make a gift today to help us give the movement the data it needs to create better criminal justice policy? Our other supporters will match, dollar for dollar, every gift you make through the end of 2015.

Thank you,
Peter Wagner
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U.S. incarceration rates by race graph

Data Source: Statistics as of June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2010 from Correctional Population in the United States and from U.S. Census Summary File 1. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2012)

This graph originally appeared in Incarceration is not an equal opportunity punishment.

For incarceration rates by race/ethnicity in each of the 50 states, see our report, Breaking Down Mass Incarceration in the 2010 Census: State-by-State Incarceration Rates by Race/Ethnicity.

See our other research for the big national picture on mass incarceration or see the the graphs and other research we've produced about incarceration in your state.

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