HELP EXPOSE RACIAL DISPARITIES Stark racial disparities are a defining characteristic of our carceral system, but all too often the necessary data doesn't exist to prove it. The Prison Policy Initiative uncovers data that tells the true story of mass incarceration — so that movements and advocates can make irrefutable cases for reform.

—Peter Wagner, Executive Director
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graph showing incarceration rates in United States

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

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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