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Map of US states showing the number of women released from state prisons each year. Nationally, over 81,000 women are released from state prisons annually.

Data Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics National Corrections Reporting Program: 1991-2016, Selected Variables, Prison Releases and, for Vermont, CSAT-Prisoners Custom tables, Count of total releases. Data for all states are from 2016 except for New Mexico (2015), North Dakota (2015), and Oregon (2013). (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2020)

This graph originally appeared in Who’s helping the 1.9 million women released from prisons and jails each year?.

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