Two graphs showing that since 1970, the portion of the general public with high school credentials has grown, while low-skill jobs have declined. Formerly incarcerated people lag behind the general public in educational attainment by 12 percentage points.

Data Source: See https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/education.html#methodology for sources and data notes. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2018)

This graph originally appeared in Getting Back on Course: Educational exclusion and attainment among formerly incarcerated people.

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