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Chart showing women's jail incarceration rates are highest in rural and other smaller counties

Data Source: Compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative from the Vera Institute of Justice's Incarceration Trends dataset using the female jail population and the total county population for women ages 15-64. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2021)

This graph originally appeared in Rise in jail deaths is especially troubling as jail populations become more rural and more female.

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