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Pie chart showing that women in correctional facilities make up only 16% of the women under correctional control in the United States. Most (75%) are on probation. The remainder are on parole.

Data Source: For sources and data notes, see https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie2017women.html#dataheader. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2017)

This graph originally appeared in Women’s Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2017.

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