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Chart showing lesbian and bisexual women make up a quarter of women in local jails and a third of women in prisons, compared to just over 3 percent of the general population

Data Source: Sources: Ilan H. Meyer, Andrew R. Flores, Lara Stemple, Adam P. Romero, Bianca D. M. Wilson, and Jody L. Herman, Incarceration Rates and Traits of Sexual Minorities in the United States: National Inmate Survey, 2011–2012 and The Williams Institute’s How Many People are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender?. (Graph: Alexi Jones, 2021)

This graph originally appeared in Visualizing the unequal treatment of LGBTQ people in the criminal justice system.

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