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graphic comparing the incarceration rates of women the founding NATO members with the incarceration rates of women in the United States and the state of Michigan. The incarceration rate of 133 per 100,000 for the United States and 105 for Michigan is much higher than any of the founding NATO members

(Graph: Aleks Kajstura, June 2018)

This graph is a part of the Prison Policy Initiative report, States of Women’s Incarceration: The Global Context 2018.

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