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Alabama profile

The graphs on this page are from our 50 State Incarceration Profiles.


Change over time

graph showing the number of people in state prison and local jails per 100,000 residents in Alabama from 1978 to 2015 See also our similar graph showing total numbers rather than rates.


Racial disparities

2010 graph showing incarceration rates per 100,000 people of various racial and ethnic groups in Alabama

racial and ethnic disparities between the prison/jail and general population in AL as of 2010

See also our detailed graphs about Whites and Blacks in Alabama prisons and jails.

The big picture

Pie chart showing that 43,000 Alabama residents are locked up in federal prisons, state prisons, local jails and other types of facilities

Pie chart showing that 104,000 Alabama residents are in various types of correctional facilities or under criminal justice supervision on probation or parole

Graph showing the number of people in Alabama jails who were convicted and the number who were unconvicted, for the years 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1999, 2005, and 2013.


Other research and materials on Alabama

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