HELP US END MASS INCARCERATION The Prison Policy Initiative uses research, advocacy, and organizing to dismantle mass incarceration. We’ve been in this movement for 20 years, thanks to individual donors like you.

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Thank you,
Peter Wagner, Executive Director
Bar chart showing that in D.C. jails, incarceration rates are highest for Black residents.

(Graph: Wendy Sawyer, September 2023)

For more research and graphs about District of Columbia, see our District of Columbia state profile.

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