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Graph showing the incarceration rate for men in Tennessee state prisons. In 1978, there were 259 men incarcerated per 100,000 men in Tennessee. By 2015, the men's incarceration rate in Tennessee was 794 per 100,000 men in Tennessee.

(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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