Graph showing the incarceration rate for men in all state prisons. In 1978, there were 235 men incarcerated per 100,000 men in the U.S. By 2015, the men's state prison incarceration rate was 758 per 100,000 men.

(Graph: Wendy Sawyer, January 2018)

thumbnail for The Gender Divide report This graph is a part of the Prison Policy Initiative report, The Gender Divide: Tracking women's state prison growth.

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