Chart showing that people with multiple arrests in the previous 12 months were about three times as likely to be unemployed or to have no high school diploma compared to those with no arrest in the past year, and more than twice as likely 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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