Chart showing that people who were jailed 3 or more times within one year were much more likely than those who were not jailed to be unemployed (17% versus 4%), to have less than a high school education (38% versus 11%), or to have an annual income below $10,000 per year.

Data Source: Compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2017. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2019)

This graph originally appeared in Arrest, Release, Repeat: How police and jails are misused to respond to social problems.

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