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Graph showing that in 2016, 10 states were responsible for 69% of all parolees sent back to prison for technical violations of parole.

Data Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Probation and Parole in the Unites States, 2016, Appendix Table 7. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2018)

This graph originally appeared in Eight Keys to Mercy: How to shorten excessive prison sentences.

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