The graphs on this page are from our 50 State Incarceration Profiles.
Change over time
Also see these Maryland graphs:
See also our detailed graphs about Whites
in Maryland prisons and jails.
The big picture
Other research and materials on Maryland
- Maryland proposes - and promptly withdraws - plan to ban letters to people incarcerated in the state’s prisons by Alison Walsh, July 20, 2016
- Letter to the Editor: Cecil County, MD, should cancel jail letter ban plan, by Leah Sakala, March 17, 2015
- New Study: Maryland taxpayers spend $288 million a year to incarcerate people from Baltimore City, by Justice Policy Institute, February 25, 2015
- The Right Investment? Corrections Spending in Baltimore City, by the Justice Policy Institute and the Prison Policy Initiative, February 2015
- Historic election for “one person, one vote” in Maryland, by Leah Sakala, October 31, 2014
- Implementing Reform: How Maryland & New York Ended Prison Gerrymandering, by Bernadette Rabuy, August 20, 2014
- Maryland law brings long-awaited racial justice to Somerset County, by Leah Sakala, Prison gerrymandering blog, August 16, 2012
- Supreme Court upholds Maryland law ending prison-based gerrymandering; Huge victory for fair representation, press release, Prison gerrymandering blog, June 25, 2012
- Rights groups rejoice in Somerset election change, by Liz Holland,
Delmarva Daily Times, April 16, 2010
- Md. to count
prisoners in their home towns, by Carol Morello, Washington
Post, April 15, 2010
- Maryland enacts law to count incarcerated people at their home addresses, press release from Prison Gerrymandering Blog, April 13, 2010
- Importing Constituents: Incarcerated People and Political Clout in Maryland, by Peter Wagner and Olivia Cummings, March 4, 2010
- How does the Maryland incarceration rate measure up in the global context?
- Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse reports about Maryland