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Graph showing the number of people incarcerated per 100,000 populaton in four regions of the United States (Northeast, South, West and Midwest from 1978 to 2010

Data Source: For detailed sourcing, see http://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/overtime.html#regional. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2014)

This graph originally appeared in Tracking State Prison Growth in 50 States.

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