graph showing Overrepresention of Latinos in Mississippi

Data Source: U.S. Census 2010, Summary File 1. (Graph: Leah Sakala, May 2014)

The relatively high proportion of Hispanics incarcerated in Mississippi is due largely to the Adams County Correctional Center, a Corrections Corporation of American facility that contracts with the Federal Bureau of Prisons to hold immigration detainees.

report thumbnailThis graph is a part of Breaking Down Mass Incarceration in the 2010 Census: State-by-State Incarceration Rates by Race/Ethnicity, a Prison Policy Initiative briefing.

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