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Percent of incarcerated population that is Black by percent of county free population that is Black.

This interactive chart shows the percentage of each county's incarcerated and free populations that are Black. Click on a dot for the name of the county and the total numbers.

Data Source: For sources see data section of the report. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2015)

This graph originally appeared in The Racial Geography of Mass Incarceration.

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